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Student robbed near NC State

Posted February 12, 2013

— One person was arrested and two more are being sought Tuesday after a male student reported being robbed at gunpoint near North Carolina State University, police said.

The student was walking south on Dan Allen Drive toward Fraternity County Monday night when a blue or purple small car approached him and stopped. A man got out of the car, pointed a handgun at him and demanded all his personal belongings.

The robber then got back into the car, where two other men were waiting, and took off east on Western Boulevard.

The car might have South Carolina license plate number HQU-804.

Anyone with information is asked to call campus police at 919-515-3000.

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  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 13, 5:37 p.m.

    Thats the state our current governor and the republican party want us Mr. Middle of the Road And Chicago home of Mr President had over 500 homicides lets be more like those brilliant minds.
    batcave

    Not exactly sure what you were trying to say, but I do know that Columbia SC has a higher murder rate than Chicago.

  • batcave Feb 13, 4:11 p.m.

    Thats the state our current governor and the republican party want us
    Mr. Middle of the Road
    And Chicago home of Mr President had over 500 homicides lets be more like those brilliant minds.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 1:15 p.m.

    I hope they find these criminals. No where is safe anymore. Don't carry a lot of cash on you; not even your credit or debit card. Carry enough to catch the bus or cab. Be safe.

  • UNCRules123 Feb 13, 12:43 p.m.

    Media censoring is wrong.

  • djofraleigh Feb 13, 11:56 a.m.

    "Why didn't WRAL include the description that was included on the NC State Police release?" - COMMENT

    The media censors their news due to many reasons, probably, but one would be to avoid eliciting racial comments on this forum, but greater would be to please groups that don't want descriptions that fit stereotypes. WRAL will not reveal those groups who pressure them to censor reports.

    Strangely, the sex of the offenders and victims are freely given, as are the age range. That's sexism and ageism, if telling the sex is racism.

    We do know the color of the car, if that helps you be on the look out when walking about.

    I'm against censorship of reporting. I'd like to see follow up reporting to see how successful criminals were in school (grade/course of study/reading level), if their fathers were in the home, age of mother at time of first birth, substance abuse in the home.

    With this, we could see what to do to prevent or predict crime.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 13, 10:42 a.m.

    The car was from South Carolina. Thats the state our current governor and the republican party want us to emulate. Guess our march to third world status as a state has started. Hey, maybe we can set up charter universitys in peoples homes.

  • ThePunisher Feb 13, 10:28 a.m.

    "Why didn't WRAL include the description that was included on the NC State Police release?"

    I've noticed they rarely include the description if it involves race. Political correctness or something.

    This is a diservice to the public at large who won't be able to identify an armed robber, who is still armed and might rob and kill someone else.

  • Vincent Vega Feb 13, 10:25 a.m.

    Why didn't WRAL include the description that was included on the NC State Police release?

    Because the nationwide media directive is to call them "teens" or "youths"

  • Fireflies Rock Feb 13, 9:56 a.m.

    Scary, I'm glad the student was not harmed, but am sorry this young man had to be victimized in this manner. Hope they get the cretins who feel it's OK to take what is not theirs rather than earn it themselves.

  • Phyxius1 Feb 13, 9:10 a.m.

    Its a common thing in Raleigh and NC state lately..Glad the student wasn't hurt.

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