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Three charged in Raleigh armed robberies

Posted February 7, 2013

— Raleigh police arrested three men Thursday in connection with several armed robberies over the past two weeks.

The robberies happened Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 at a Citgo convenience store at 4305 Poole Road and Wednesday night at the America's Best Value Inn at 3401 Capital Blvd., Homestead Suites at 2601 Appliance Court and a BP convenience store at 3310 Olympia Drive, police said.

Khaliq Roberto Miranda, 20, faces five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of assault and second-degree kidnapping in the robberies.

Joshua David Goodson, 20, faces three counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with Wednesday's robberies.

Adrian Lamar Oden, 20, was charged with one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the BP robbery.

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  • TVs_Deceit Feb 8, 7:50 p.m.

    Juvenile intervention programs often start too late for many who as infants are raised in a culture of gangs, violence, drugs and alcohol.

    Programs need to focus on the single mothers and fathers and require them to take responsibility for their children while educating them on how to break the cycle of government dependance.

    Young mothers shouldn't just be handed benefits and then be told to be on their way to their personal government-paid-for housing.

    If they want government support for their children, they should have to be part of communities that are developed where single mothers live together and support each other while they get an education and learn life skills.

    They should have jobs in their community that support it. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, babysitting ect. Work some, learn some. Privileges given and taken away based on performance.

    Kind of like being in the military without the fighting.

    Then People won't see having kids as a way to government funded Easy Street

  • TVs_Deceit Feb 8, 7:20 p.m.

    peace2u - Why aren't fathers in the home? Because the system rewards single mothers for having kids they can't afford.

    The Government won't pay if an unmarried male lives in the home of a single mother. Two unmarried people have a kid, and the only way to get Government money is for the father to not live in the home.

    Plus the fathers aren't held accountable to support their kids.

    The welfare system that was intended to help has only created generation after generation of kids that have no father at home and young mothers that don't know how to raise kids.

    The system requires no accountability, no need to get up in the morning and be productive, no need to educate oneself to be a better parent or get a job to get out of poverty.

    Kids are raised in an environment of drugs and alcohol funded by the monthly government checks.

    Create a system where the poor get help, but have to be a part of a community effort focused on the goal of supporting themselves, and there will be a change.

  • Terkel Feb 8, 1:34 p.m.

    No. No more "programs". Programs haven't stopped this; it's on the rise. Punishment by incarceration, hard labor, and permanent ineligibility for free cash for them, their spawners, and their spawn.

  • InTheNo Feb 8, 9:37 a.m.

    Out in 6 months to commit a home invasion/murder/rape.

  • peace2u Feb 8, 9:16 a.m.

    Colon Willoughby is right...we need juvenile intervention programs for these boys who obviously aren't getting a good upbringing. I doubt any of them have a father in the home. It would be cheaper in the long run and maybe save wasted lives of criminals and victims. They weren't born criminals!

  • peace2u Feb 8, 9:10 a.m.

    Where did they get the weapons? Guns should be traceable back to the original owners who should also be held responsible if they sold them to these felons. But they were probably stolen.

  • mac240 Feb 8, 8:19 a.m.

    "AND NOW you see why the American people should not be disarmed like the democrats want.
    Pirate01

    Your comments will be more effective if you drop the political rhetoric!

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 7, 7:00 p.m.

    I'm sure these fine young men were brought up to be law abiding citizens by their parents, but the preacher taught em wrong.

  • Mountaineer Fan Feb 7, 5:47 p.m.

    I am sure if they could find a job somewhere they would not have robbed those busineses. lets here how sorry we are for them and put them back out on the street. they won't do it again.

  • Obamacare rises Feb 7, 4:48 p.m.

    Fine young men. Enjoy your stay in the six by nine.

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