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Scotty McCreery: RPD is on the case

Posted May 5
Updated May 6

— 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, 2:34 p.m.

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

  • Mon Account May 6, 2:26 p.m.

    Time for Scotty to get his apartment protected by Smith& Wesson… I would have saved the... View More

    — Posted by LuvLivingInCary

    It wasn't his apartment...

  • BritBrat May 6, 2:18 p.m.

    You guys are funny!!

  • Minarchist May 6, 1:28 p.m.

    What did RPD do? Paperwork?

  • early exit Roy May 6, 12:40 p.m.

    Seems NCSU area is getting more and more of the criminal element - then again, there are some... View More

    — Posted by privilegesrevoked

    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

  • sandim50 May 6, 12:37 p.m.

    sounds political to me!

  • sabsco May 6, 9:54 a.m.

    Grand Union sez "Thankfully no one was dumb enough to have a gun and start a firefight. "
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    — Posted by The Deadhead

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

    — Posted by Super Hans

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

    — Posted by ncprr1

    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, 6:56 p.m.

    Grand Union sez "Thankfully no one was dumb enough to have a gun and start a firefight. "
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    — Posted by The Deadhead

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

    — Posted by Super Hans

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

  • disgusted2010 May 5, 6:14 p.m.

    Grand Union sez "Thankfully no one was dumb enough to have a gun and start a firefight. "
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    — Posted by The Deadhead

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

    — Posted by Super Hans

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

  • Super Hans May 5, 5:38 p.m.

    Grand Union sez "Thankfully no one was dumb enough to have a gun and start a firefight. "
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    — Posted by The Deadhead

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

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