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Shots fired at east Raleigh check cashing store

Posted February 26, 2013

— Raleigh police were questioning some people Tuesday afternoon in an attempted robbery at a New Bern Avenue check cashing location.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said several people were being questioned, and that shots were fired in the attempted robbery just after 3 p.m. at Ace Cash Express. No one was injured.

Sughrue did not offer specifics about the number or description of people being questioned or whether any money was taken.

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  • rocket Feb 27, 2:32 p.m.

    "Suppose it is an individual that would like to work and because a criminal offense is unable to gain employment but still needs to eat, have a roof over their head, and etc. Suppose it is a person with a degree or two that can't obtain a job and still needs to eat, have a roof over their head,and etc."

    I don't suppose that is an excuse to go around being a criminal.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 27, 2:23 p.m.

    It would be news if this didn't happen.

  • Sweetgrl3 Feb 27, 12:30 p.m.

    This is a high crime area. Just pull up the Raleigh Police website and search the area. Mainly gang/drug crimes. There are many that live in the area that are honest but the ones like this should be dealt with accordingly (and I don't mean just our Justice system).

    I drive by this area everyday to get to work and home. I rarely go by that one of the stores hasn't been robbed or seeing gang activity.

  • RALEIGHNATIVE25 Feb 27, 11:38 a.m.

    Getuone: you have no clue unless you are walking in these people's shoes is my point. I have seen it first hand! We are quick to judge but yet have a hard time looking in the mirror ourselves.Is it moral to rob, of course not. Who is willing to help them break the cycle? Easy to talk the good talk but who is going in the communities to help them see there is a better way?

  • getuone Feb 27, 9:53 a.m.

    So are the reasons below suppose to give them a right to rob? Come on: You can find a job, maybe not the one you want but there are jobs posted all around. Ask your church for help or family for help or stand on the street corner like these people that are (suppose to be homeless) on Capital Blvd and make really good money. Why should they work when they got people giving them money. Just like the Government, why should people on welfare get a job when they have the Government to take care of them. (I am talking about the one's that have been on it generation after generation). It is a cycle that needs to be broke and no one can do that but themselves.

    Suppose it is an individual that would like to work and because a criminal offense is unable to gain employment but still needs to eat, have a roof over their head, and etc. Suppose it is a person with a degree or two that can't obtain a job and still needs to eat, have a roof over their head,and etc.
    RALEIGHNATIVE25

  • DowntownStreets Feb 27, 9:37 a.m.

    Ace Check Cashing is "armored up" in terms of bullet proof plexi and no way for someone coming off the street to do much more than make a scene. It was a stupid act. On that particular street, probably someone needed some money to repay a dealer. There are some really good folks who live near that store. They kind of get used to it, but then again they don't. The store is just blocks from where the young man was shot to death 6-7 weeks ago on South Fisher. I know lots of unemployed poor people who would never think about robbing someone. You patronize the poor by trying to make excuses for the few among them that commit crime.

  • getuone Feb 27, 9:30 a.m.

    all a business needs is a gun and use it.

  • RALEIGHNATIVE25 Feb 27, 9:19 a.m.

    Suppose it is an individual that would like to work and because a criminal offense is unable to gain employment but still needs to eat, have a roof over their head, and etc. Suppose it is a person with a degree or two that can't obtain a job and still needs to eat, have a roof over their head,and etc.

  • dontstopnow Feb 27, 8:22 a.m.

    These are people who have no desire to work or be a valuable part of the society we live in. They rather kill and steal what others have worked for than do an honest days work. And we wonder why our country is in so much trouble? This mentality is widespread as is evidenced by the amount we see in our local news. Very sad.

  • computer trainer Feb 27, 8:17 a.m.

    Sometimes we think that it is because of unemployment, but it appears that some of these people who are committing these crimes have not been employed, by choice, for a while, OR they are too young.

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