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Spring Lake woman robbed at knifepoint; man sought

Posted October 18, 2012

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— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who robbed a 71-year-old Spring Lake woman Wednesday night.

The woman told detectives she was asleep on the couch at her Spring Avenue Extension home when she awoke to find a man with his hand over her mouth and a knife to her throat. The man promised not to hurt her if she stayed quiet and gave him money.

The man stole a bank envelope with $700 in cash – the woman's entire Social Security check earnings for the month – and fled on foot down a dirt road toward Spring Avenue, authorities said.

The sheriff's office did not release a description of the man or any other information about the case.

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  • robbyh Oct 18, 2012

    This is how SOME parents raise their children....Good line but it's not always the parents fault.

  • DivaD Oct 18, 2012

    It's a scary world we live in..I don't trust no one. A lady was knocking on my window last night for money, I didn't roll my windows down...I'm not trusting a sole. People are desperate for money and will do anything to get it. I work to hard, and times are hard!

  • Scubagirl Oct 18, 2012

    Hope he's caught. LOCK YOUR DOORS!!!!! Especially if you don't have a large dog!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Oct 18, 2012

    man stole a bank envelope with $700 in cash – the woman's entire Social Security check earnings for

    What a shame. Praying they will find this criminal very soon. This is how SOME parents raise their children. To take advantage of the elderly and steal. Shame on them.