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Trio charged in jewelry store robbery face new charges

Posted July 2, 2013

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— Three men charged last week in a Durham jewelry store robbery were charged Monday with holding up an Arby's in Fuquay-Varina, officials said.

Denzel Timothy Rasheem Shivers, 19, Vendai Larpist Irick, 22, and Rodney Jerrold Devin Byrd, 20, were each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Fuquay-Varina officials said the men robbed the Arby's on North Main Street as it was closing for the night on June 24, forcing an employee into the back of the restaurant to get the night's bank deposit and grabbing the employee's purse and wallet.

That same night, the men allegedly kidnapped an employee of Jared the Galleria of Jewelry on Fayetteville Road near The Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham as she was leaving the store and made her return so that they could rob it.

Cary police have also charged the men in a June 2 robbery of a McDonald's restaurant and a June 17 robbery of a store manager outside a Wells Fargo Bank.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 2, 2013

    @kateyez, I agree. The difference between what you and I agree on and what bdu4dals said is about the time frame...many years versus never.

    The point I'm trying make here is that black and white thinking (e.g. these people are bad and never be anything but bad) is unhealthy for us all. For instance, would you rob banks if someone had a gun to your mother's head?

  • Stormy13 Jul 2, 2013

    Bring back road work crews and let these guys pay for their keep! We law abiding citizens have to work for our living/keep and we have done nothing wrong!!!

  • kateyezkateyez Jul 2, 2013

    My guess is that bdu4dals2 has changed since the age of 19-22 but probably wasn't accused of robbing 3 places w/ his/her buddies at that age.

    I agree w/ bdu4dals that if they continue on the path they are on they will eventually kill someone.

    At least have them locked up until they prove themselves no threat, old age or dead. If I'm paying for someone's room & board I would rather it be in prison where they can't hurt me.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 2, 2013

    @bdu4dals2, these guys, ages 19-22, allegedly did something bad. Do you really think that they could never, ever change their ways? (For instance, have you changed at all since that age?)

    Should these young men just become a burden to society (to the tune of $26,000/year in NC jails) and never be given another chance to contribute? Really? If so, do you think they should just receive ultimate punishment, since they're beyond help of any kind?

    And, with could this $72,000/year be better spent trying to *prevent* actions like this in the future?

  • bdu4dals2 Jul 2, 2013

    Lock them up and don't ever let them out, if you do, their next act will be to kill someone.