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Scotty McCreery: RPD is on the case

Posted May 5, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014

— Hours after he and friends were held facedown at gunpoint, country singer and North Carolina State University student Scotty McCreery told his half-million Twitter followers, "The RPD is on the case."

McCreery was visiting friends early Monday when three men broke into their Raleigh apartment and held up the people inside.

Police said the incident happened just before 2 a.m. when three men with guns forced their way inside the apartment at 2130-301 Wolftech Lane. Three people, including McCreery, were in the living room, and the robbers forced them to lie facedown at gunpoint.

The men made off with wallets, cellphones and a computer.

A resident of the apartment called 911 from the bedroom. "We got robbed," he told dispatchers. "They are all freaked out."

McCreery's mother told WRAL News that he was safe at home in Garner Monday afternoon, but the family declined an opportunity to speak further about the crime. 

"A huge thank you to the Raleigh PD for their quick response and hard work in solving this case," McCreery tweeted.

Police did not have a good description of the culprits or any idea if the apartment had been specifically targeted.


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  • Earth Brooks May 6, 2014

    Scotty didn't have the Where's My iPhone app?

  • Fanny Chmelar May 6, 2014
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    It wasn't his apartment...

  • BritBrat May 6, 2014

    You guys are funny!!

  • Brian Jenkins May 6, 2014

    What did RPD do? Paperwork?

  • early exit Roy May 6, 2014

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    wasn't a young lady at unc murdered a couple years ago? I believe the murderers went to her dorm , kidnapped her , took her to an ATM and then murdered her? It appears to me there are worst criminals in chapel hill . Your comment shows your mentality

  • Edward Levy May 6, 2014
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    sounds political to me!

  • sabsco May 6, 2014

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    No - it's a relief that no one is dead today as a result of this incident. A college party at 2 am is NOT a likely scenario where "good guys with guns" are going to be better shots than the "bad guys with guns" who also have the element of surprise. Nobody died over wallets and cellphones and that's a good thing. Period.

  • ncprr1 May 5, 2014

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    Yes, these people are free to rob and kill another day...what a relief.

  • disgusted2010 May 5, 2014

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    More anti gun posts, where's the snarky comment about law enforcement?

  • Super Hans May 5, 2014

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    Well, yes, that's probably what he means, and he's 100% correct.