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Suspects sought in Fayetteville sweepstakes café robbery

Posted June 25, 2012

— Fayetteville police released security images and surveillance video Friday of two men wanted for robbing a sweepstakes cafe and assaulting an employee and customer.

The crime happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Little Vegas SweepStakes City, at 2897 Owen Drive.

Investigators say the men – Gregory James Alexander Burgess, 27, and Lonnel Deangelo McRae, 25 – showed handguns and left in a dark blue 2008 Chevrolet Colorado that belongs to the customer. The truck, with silver trim on the exterior, had a matching truck bed cover and an Alabama Crimson Tide sticker in the rear window.

Burgess, whose last known address is on Wayside Drive in Fayetteville, stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 189 pounds. He has a light complexion, close-cut hair and short facial hair.

McRae, whose last known address is on Glen Reilly Road in Fayetteville, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has a tattoo, "Death B4 Dishonor" on his forearm. He has a dark complexion and dreadlocks that were pulled back and under a light-blue handkerchief.

Both men are wanted on two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and second-degree kidnapping.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • poohpdoo2002 Jun 26, 2012

    @thatwhatshesaid66 You are so right about that! They have some excellent footage. Everybody should get their surveillance equipment from the same place Little Vegas did! LOL

  • abbynork Jun 26, 2012

    Lonnel Deangelo has been a victim his whole life.

  • thatswhatshesaid66 Jun 26, 2012

    a lot of the banks around here should ask Little Vegas where they bought their video cameras... they might catch some of these bank robbers of late.

  • Statick Jun 26, 2012

    Put your heads back in the sand, folks. - ABO 2012


  • working for deadbeats Jun 22, 2012

    Put your heads back in the sand, folks.