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Suspect charged in string of Raleigh armed robberies

Posted February 2, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015

James Loyal Liken

— A Wake County man faces robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with several robberies in Raleigh over recent weeks.

James Loyal Liken, 34, who has addresses in both Wendell and Raleigh, was arrested Monday on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a mid-morning robbery at First Citizens Bank, at 7208 Creedmoor Road.

Raleigh police took Liken into custody a short time later nearly 4 miles away on Arrow Drive.

He also faces two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping in connection with a Jan. 14 robbery at Bank of America, at 8371 Creedmoor Road, and a Jan. 30 robbery at Han-Dee Hugo's convenience store, at 4120 Glenwood Ave.

Liken was being held without bond Monday evening at the Wake County Detention Center.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Liken was released from prison in July after serving six months in prison for a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. He is also on 36 months' probation for the crime.


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  • JPE Feb 3, 2015

    Ruh-roh, Raggy!
    Seven prior felonies, and I didn't bother to count the misdemeanors.

  • blastamasta Feb 3, 2015

    gimme the loot gimme the loot

  • Al Smith Feb 3, 2015
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    Used to live in my neighborhood growing up. Kid was always a psycho. This is not really a surprise.

  • iopsyc Feb 3, 2015

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    1990 is calling, they want their "_____ is calling... " jokes back.


  • Angie Cox Feb 3, 2015
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    ewe! get some grooming done dude.

  • Obamacare rides again Feb 3, 2015

    Hick. Sitting in jail for a while will surely make him miss his pickup truck and chewing tobacco.

  • proudgrandmomma Feb 3, 2015

    folks this young scholar chose to opt him self out of society along time ago with those ridiculous tattos on his neck! so i guess he shouldn't mind when we opt him into the prison for a while to think about it!!!

  • Fredrick Bimmell Feb 3, 2015

    That neck tattoo must have been a nice touch to the perfect disguise

  • outdoor592000 Feb 3, 2015

    Probably needed the money to expand that ugly Tattoo on his head.

  • nicholecarpenterisback2 Feb 3, 2015

    I doubt that it is only coincidental that this guy is charged with these crimes. I would be willing to go out on a limb and say that this is one sorry excuse for a human. After being found guilty, he should suffer in prison for a good 20 to 30 years.