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  • IPayYouPay Dec 5, 4:40 p.m.

    This 56-year-old Raleigh native knows downtown is NOT the place to be at 2:30 a.m. - sorry, but true. And yes this is my neighborhood too moreso than you. This is NOT NYC and I wished people would stop trying to make it that. Hailing a taxi, really?

  • TeenDad4_WorldTour Nov 29, 1:54 p.m.

    We looking for black dudes, hispanic hombres, japanese dudes, chinese dudes, Korean dudes, Brazillian fellas, Native American chaps, white dudes, Eskimo bros, Italian stallions, or albinos???
    brotorious
    November 28, 2012 10:16 a.m.
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    Thats a clown question bro, you know its Eskimos!

  • commonsense4 Nov 29, 9:06 a.m.

    Raleigh downtown is so safe compared to any other city. So stay away if you want torchhappysean, but you are the one missing out, and too scared to live life.

  • outside_chance Nov 28, 4:43 p.m.

    Something smells fishy in this story to me. First off, who needs help hailing a taxi in Raleigh? It's not NYC. Secondly, who needs to set a purse down to hail a taxi? Is it that hard to wave 1 arm in the air while carrying a purse? Thirdly, who sets a purse down next to their car at 2:30am (vs. just putting it in her car). Also, if she has a car, why not drive the friend home instead of a taxi? Lastly, the description is way to plain and vague. All 4 men were "clean cut, well dressed with close cropped hair".

    I could be wrong, but it seems like there is more to the story to me.

  • Eric the Actor Nov 28, 3:30 p.m.

    This is as far from "typical" as possible when it comes to downtown. What about the thousands of other people who went out that night without incident? Stay home and hide from the world if you want, but don't insult my neighborhood while you do it.

  • torchhappysean Nov 28, 3:14 p.m.

    Got to love that typical downtown nightlife!!! And the city counsel still wonders why moving events like the 4th of July fireworks there was and still is a bad idea!!!

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Nov 28, 2:00 p.m.

    Something is missing in this story.

  • OneLove Nov 28, 12:08 p.m.

    brotorious - WRAL answers "Yes". lol

  • brotorious Nov 28, 12:03 p.m.

    Don't lay your purse anywhere @ 2:30am. Nothing good is going to come of it. This sounds like a crime of opportunity. The whooping that homeboy took was incidental. From the article, 4 striking young lads beat this guy up in route to a polo match.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 28, 11:51 a.m.

    Them dang old blue men at it again.

  • southerntalent Nov 28, 10:46 a.m.

    downtown Raleigh and this place are 1 block from the Lincoln theatre which backs up to a not so nice area` of town,always be on guard in any downtown area. Women ,be careful with large purses from now thru the holidays.

  • brotorious Nov 28, 10:16 a.m.

    We looking for black dudes, hispanic hombres, japanese dudes, chinese dudes, Korean dudes, Brazillian fellas, Native American chaps, white dudes, Eskimo bros, Italian stallions, or albinos???

  • piene2 Nov 28, 9:45 a.m.

    "I think its funny how its automatically assumed they were white since they were clean cut well dressed preppy men.
    Jimmytwotimes"

    Not so unexpected here in bigot town! Everyone "knows" that only Whites are clean cut and well dressed while all blacks walk around with their pants halfway down their rumps.

  • ljcs357 Nov 28, 9:25 a.m.

    So some guys dressed like they just left a Banana Republic shopping spree are out here robbing people? Great.

  • twatkinsntp Nov 28, 9:22 a.m.

    That means that there are more than 50000 suspects at large....way to go WRAL.....giving the race sure would offend someone .....namely the criminals.....I didn't realize that WRAL supported crime the way they do.

  • Jimmytwotimes Nov 28, 9:02 a.m.

    I think its funny how its automatically assumed they were white since they were clean cut well dressed preppy men.

  • Crumps Br0ther Nov 28, 8:33 a.m.

    FTA- "That's when, she says, four clean-cut, well-dressed men, with short-cropped hair"

    Ok so that narrows it down quite a bit. Im young and clean cut good thing I wasnt anywhere near downtown. God forbid WRAL print the race, we wouldnt want to offend anybody. How do you expect the public to help when you give such terrible descriptions. Pathetic reporting. You don't want these "clean cut young men" to be caught do you?

  • OneLove Nov 28, 8:25 a.m.

    How about not leaving your purse lying around in public?? PS- I hope they catch the opportunistic thieves

  • BobLoblaw Nov 27, 7:10 p.m.

    What is the race?! Any other physical characteristics?

    Maybe they should just provide an equally vague description a la Chief Wiggum from The Simpsons: "Suspect is hatless, I repeat, suspect is HATLESS."

  • Screw WrAl Nov 27, 7:07 p.m.

    Another crime in CrimeVille?

    Say it isn't so.

  • djofraleigh Nov 27, 6:21 p.m.

    Why can't WRAL reveal the races of the robbers, which is probably white. They certainly stated the gender. Does the media get grief for stating the race of criminals? If the police want tips then descriptions should be complete as possible, including age and sex. "preppy" doesn't say a lot, nor "well dressed, clean cut & short cropped hair." I assume that means they were not sagging and had no long hair or beards.

    I just want to know I am, or am not getting PC news.

  • wayneboyd Nov 27, 5:49 p.m.

    Just proves that fine preppy clothes, and neatly trimmed hair does not necessarily make the man.

  • jsok123 Nov 27, 5:48 p.m.

    CIA...What was in her wallet?

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