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  • FtBraggMP Feb 4, 4:44 p.m.

    Here's my second part the article and the responders. I want to say great job to the Cary Police officer who did an outstanding job in apprehending the violent, armed criminal. It's because of brave people like her and other Law Enforcement Officers that people in this area can sleep comfortable at night. And for all those posting about gun control. Do you guys not understand that by taking awawy the right to bear arms you are taking away the right to defend ourselves and our family. These three criminals would still have guns if the liberals get their wish. So, lets go after the criminals with the guns and those who provide the illegal guns to them. Let's not forget the "Fast and Furious" travesty that left one border agent dead that our government allowed to flow into mexico and into the hands of the cartels. Anyway, thank you Officer for such a great job and for all those who posted remarks thanking her..Thank you. Thanks for the support of all Police and Military worldwide

  • liberalmindset Jan 31, 4:00 p.m.

    yes this stuff happens in Durham and Fayetteville on a weekly and daily basis, along with much more violent crimes...attention is on this story simply because it was in Cary, period.

  • immaannoid Jan 30, 6:10 p.m.

    "And yet this entire article is about a female officer that captured an armed person who was with 2 of his partners in crime, that sort of destroys your whole point."

    Nope. My original point was that if she had been male, more than one would have been captured.

  • westernwake1 Jan 30, 5:44 p.m.

    "From the news stories and surveillance video, it appears the robbers buzzed an exterior entrance where the employee had limited visibility to see who was outside. The clerk assumed it was an arriving employee who was expected and let them in."

    My next line did not make it - "The moral of the story is to always check the camera. Don't simply hit the release button."

  • westernwake1 Jan 30, 4:35 p.m.

    "How do you mistake 3 men with hooded sweatshirts & mask as an EMPLOYEE????? Do their employees wear mask to work???? Sounds strange to me!!!" - lisa4

    From the news stories and surveillance video, it appears the robbers buzzed an exterior entrance where the employee had limited visibility to see who was outside. The clerk assumed it was an arriving employee who was expected and let them in.

  • lisa4 Jan 30, 3:18 p.m.

    How do you mistake 3 men with hooded sweatshirts & mask as an EMPLOYEE????? Do their employees wear mask to work???? Sounds strange to me!!!

  • That Explains It Jan 30, 2:34 p.m.

    Vietnam Vet, I thought the "kneecaps" was fairly humane. Where would you have shot them?

  • Tax Man Jan 30, 2:27 p.m.

    If I was the jewelry store I would get a picture ID before I let them enter. Also a metal detector might be helpful. Man, $250K of loot is big. Good police work. Catch the others please and keep them in prison for a very long time! Too bad the officer at the scene did not pull her weapon and "hold" them there or shoot them when they ran away. And why doesn't the clerk in this store have a gun?

  • Stringbean Jan 30, 2:18 p.m.

    I would think there might be a good chance that they had tried to get in a few other stores in that very same area. just got lucky getting in this one.

  • Vietnam Vet Jan 30, 2:11 p.m.

    Kudos to the Cary officer!! What I'd like to know is how in the world do you mistake three men in hoods and masks as an employee and then let them in a controlled access door??? Something fishy here!!! Some of y'all don't have a clue... Shoot them in the kneecaps...REALLY?? Somebody's watching too many TV shows and movies!

  • That Explains It Jan 30, 1:46 p.m.

    If there is controlled access to the store (you have to "buzz in" and face a camera before the door will opened for you), the who let them in?

  • subanitov Jan 30, 1:07 p.m.

    "police women are less able to handle themselves in a physical altercation/confrontation with grown men." immaannoid

    And yet this entire article is about a female officer that captured an armed person who was with 2 of his partners in crime, that sort of destroys your whole point.

  • immaannoid Jan 30, 12:54 p.m.

    "You brought it up, so do you know what the requirements are of a female officer of the Cary PD? It's ok to say, "No, I have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm just glad they were around to do such an outstanding job"."

    Um, the fact that she has a job as a police officer means the standards were reduced (if they every had standards) to allow women. Keep in mind, women are not as physically able as men and therefore, police women are less able to handle themselves in a physical altercation/confrontation with grown men.

  • subanitov Jan 30, 11:57 a.m.

    "The physical requirements for upper body strength allegedly discriminated against women, so they had to be lowered in order to accommodate women. Consult the Google. You can find it all there." immaannoid

    You brought it up, so do you know what the requirements are of a female officer of the Cary PD? It's ok to say, "No, I have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm just glad they were around to do such an outstanding job".

  • jblake1932 Jan 30, 11:37 a.m.

    Nope. Just doing what they are paid to do, thats all.

  • Scare Crow Jan 30, 11:00 a.m.

    Did they recover the loot? This isn't the first time Mike has been hit, thus the controlled access door. Snyder did an outstanding job, but she should have at least tried (by shooting their kneecaps or somewhere between the ears) to stop them. If they are out of town, who knows who the next victim will be, maybe YOU.

  • westernwake1 Jan 30, 10:39 a.m.

    "I can't believe they call this "Outstanding Work" when 2 out 3 got away. This isn't baseball." immaannoid

    'Tell us exactly how you would have captured 3 armed suspects by yourself, spare no detail' - thepeopleschamp

    I propose 3 bullets and 3 less criminals on the face of the earth - but this is not how things are done anymore.

    The reality is that the Cary police officer did a very good job in this situation to capture one of out-of-town criminals. Hopefully this will lead to the capture of the two other robbers.

  • wahaka63 Jan 30, 10:36 a.m.

    Myself, I'm wondering how an employee can mistaken 3 hooded, masked men for one employee at a high end jewelry store.
    Glad no one was harmed.

  • immaannoid Jan 30, 10:15 a.m.

    I'm just stating the facts, "general". You are doing the name calling and emoting which is more indicative of the type of person you are accusing me of being.

  • immaannoid Jan 30, 10:12 a.m.

    "how do you know what is required of a male or female officer?"

    Um, because I read? I was alive in the early 70's when legislation (Equal Opportunity Act of 1972)was passed to force Police Departments to hire female officers?

    The physical requirements for upper body strength allegedly discriminated against women, so they had to be lowered in order to accommodate women.

    Consult the Google. You can find it all there.

  • subanitov Jan 30, 8:18 a.m.

    "Tell us exactly how you would have captured 3 armed suspects by yourself, spare no detail." thepeopleschump

    @ immaannoid, I see what you did, you called "peopleschamp" chump. When people run out of facts, they resort to name calling. If you've never been a cop and don't pretent to be, then how do you know what is required of a male or female officer?

  • immaannoid Jan 30, 8:07 a.m.

    "Tell us exactly how you would have captured 3 armed suspects by yourself, spare no detail." thepeopleschump

    I'm not a cop, and I don't pretend to be one.

    I do know that physical standards had to be lowered at the NC Highway Patrol so women could qualify.

    It's a known fact that women are less physically capable than men. Hence the reason sports is segregated.

    I surmise that she took too long to physical subdue the first suspect due to her inferior physical attributes.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 29, 7:57 p.m.

    "I can't believe they call this "Outstanding Work" when 2 out 3 got away. This isn't baseball." immaannoid

    Tell us exactly how you would have captured 3 armed suspects by yourself, spare no detail.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 29, 7:56 p.m.

    "'Outstanding patrol work' by CPD means they didn't shoot and kill anyone and they didn't destroy any evidence. So, yeah, outstanding. Good work." 37378787

    Apples and oranges. When someone at your workplace screws up the Mr Potatohead is missing a nose, great success may be Mr Potatohead has his mouth on straight. Different jobs have different successes. This job by CPD was a great success, giving credit where credit is due is a sign of maturity.

  • InTheNo Jan 29, 7:29 p.m.

    'Outstanding patrol work' by CPD means they didn't shoot and kill anyone and they didn't destroy any evidence. So, yeah, outstanding. Good work.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 29, 7:26 p.m.

    "I'm sure if the cop was a male, all 3 felons would have been apprehended."

    Chauvenist much?

  • fed.up69 Jan 29, 7:08 p.m.

    After reading some of the comments it is obvious that some of you watch to much TV. This brave officer was confronting 3armed felons who had already threatened store employees. She was very lucky she wasn't shot by one of them. I applaud her for a job well done and very thankful she wasn't hurt or killed. As far as comments about females I worked with several female officers who I trusted to back me up more than my male counterparts. Having been in a similar situation confronting an armed robbery suspect leaving the business I can tell you that it is one of the most stressful situations you will ever encounter as a LEO. Again I want to say job well done and I am so thankful you were not injured.

  • GravyPig Jan 29, 5:58 p.m.

    "I can't believe they call this "Outstanding Work" when 2 out 3 got away. This isn't baseball."

    They didn't, it was "outstanding patrol work". Seems that if a patrol car wasn't there then all three would have gotten away and they wouldn't have anyone in custody. Now they have one and investigate further.

  • NotFromHere Jan 29, 5:55 p.m.

    "Wonder why the officer didnt try to arrest the one who had the jewelry?" - superman

    Please read before you comment. The article said.. "The men left through a back door, where Snyder was able to capture and arrest Rodger Kent Williams and recover some of the stolen jewelry."

    What part of "recover some of the stolen jewelry" were you not able to understand?

  • GravyPig Jan 29, 5:54 p.m.

    "Women cops aren't physically capable as male cops. I'm sure if the cop was a male, all 3 felons would have been apprehended."

    Wow. Really? I'm sure there are some female police officers that would like to have a few words with you and prove you wrong.

  • NotFromHere Jan 29, 5:50 p.m.

    "$250K bail??? This guy probably has that in his back pocket. He's from Philli and has priors. It should be a million, at least." - Wags

    Geez do you people even read the article before you comment? The bail was set at $500,000.

  • didisaythat Jan 29, 5:35 p.m.

    Mrs.Dixon,

    The "paperwork" typically will only have a first initial, so, to answer your question, No. I don't know who actually chargd the suspect. It could not have been this officer that filed the warrant, so, the paperwork may not mention her at all, until the news got a hold of this

  • immaannoid Jan 29, 5:31 p.m.

    "For the same reason, I do not like having my home address listed anywhere. If one of the suspects I arrest wants to retaliate, I want it harder for them to locate my family."

    Hopefully you also have a dayum good alarm system and cameras all over the place. I definitely would be paranoid if I was a cop.

  • immaannoid Jan 29, 5:30 p.m.

    Women cops aren't physically capable as male cops. I'm sure if the cop was a male, all 3 felons would have been apprehended.

    I can't believe they call this "Outstanding Work" when 2 out 3 got away. This isn't baseball.

  • luvbailey Jan 29, 5:05 p.m.

    So glad no one was hurt. This store was robbed about 10+ years ago in another brazen daylight robbery. Robbers hid get away car in parking deck behind adjacent bank bldg so no one got a good look at get away car. However they were eventually arrested. This is what led to the control access door, but obviously something happened to allow the employee to let the guy in this time.

  • Mrs.DarylDixon Jan 29, 5:00 p.m.

    "News agencies shouldn't report officer's first names. Officer Snyder would have been sufficient."

    Why is that? GravyPig

    For the same reason, I do not like having my home address listed anywhere. If one of the suspects I arrest wants to retaliate, I want it harder for them to locate my family.

    didisaythat
    January 29, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    but wouldn't her name be on the arrest paperwork? wouldn't the criminal be able to find out her name anyway?

  • GravyPig Jan 29, 4:52 p.m.

    ""If we only had better gun control those felons would not have had guns." fundstough

    Sorry to burst your bubble - if there is gun control only the criminals will have them. The law abiding people will have to resort to throwing soft pillows at anyone that attacks them or breaks into their houses!"

    While what you quoted is an innacurate statement, sorry to burst YOUR bubble. Law abiding citizens will always have their guns. Gun control does not mean banning all guns.

  • Wags Jan 29, 4:50 p.m.

    $250K bail??? This guy probably has that in his back pocket. He's from Philli and has priors. It should be a million, at least.

  • 3779LRRP Jan 29, 4:47 p.m.

    Good job officer for catching one of them. The gun control fanatics need to address criminals like these and gang members. Not law abiding citizens like me.

  • bacchianm Jan 29, 4:16 p.m.

    If we only had better gun control those felons would not have had guns.
    fundstough

    ROFL.... What a quaint and naive statemen fundts...and jellybeans grow on trees too.

  • 4Strikes Jan 29, 4:14 p.m.

    "Good work. On another topic, what is being done to prevent Crime, rather than be in a reactive mode..."trianglerelic

    The short answer is, nothing.

    In fact, the liberal answer is to make it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves. So the situation is about to be made much worse.

  • didisaythat Jan 29, 4:08 p.m.

    "News agencies shouldn't report officer's first names. Officer Snyder would have been sufficient."

    Why is that?
    GravyPig

    For the same reason, I do not like having my home address listed anywhere. If one of the suspects I arrest wants to retaliate, I want it harder for them to locate my family.

  • superman Jan 29, 4:07 p.m.

    Wonder why the officer didnt try to arrest the one who had the jewelry? The access door didnt have any way of knowing who was on the other side?

  • Conservative Jan 29, 4:06 p.m.

    "If we only had better gun control those felons would not have had guns."
    fundstough

    Sorry to burst your bubble - if there is gun control only the criminals will have them. The law abiding people will have to resort to throwing soft pillows at anyone that attacks them or breaks into their houses!

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 29, 4:05 p.m.

    Good job Officer Snyder and Cary PD!!

  • trianglerelic Jan 29, 3:58 p.m.

    Good work. On another topic, what is being done to prevent Crime, rather than be in a reactive mode. This country seems to always be in a reactive mode when it comes to crime. Instead of enforcing existing crime laws, we wait for bad things to happen then scramble to attack the instrument of the crime rather than the criminals. I own and carry a gun because I choose NOT to be a victim, but Ideally, I would like to feel safe in my home and public places rather than have to protect myself.

  • GravyPig Jan 29, 3:25 p.m.

    "News agencies shouldn't report officer's first names. Officer Snyder would have been sufficient."

    Why is that?

  • YeahISaidIt73 Jan 29, 3:20 p.m.

    Wow none of them looks dressed to work in a high end jewerly store. A pawn shop maybe. How did the employee mistake one of them for another employee.

  • country road Jan 29, 3:13 p.m.

    Gun control would not help. Did you not hear the gang member say he could get any kind of gun on the street in less than 30 min. no questions ask?

  • Paul M Jan 29, 3:08 p.m.

    "If we only had better gun control those felons would not have had guns."

    fundstough

    If we had a better COURT system these felons would not have had the opertunity to get the guns

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