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Two sought in attempted robbery, shooting at Raleigh hotel

Posted December 22, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014

Police investigating an attempted robbery and shooting are looking for two of the men in these surveillance images, captured around 4:20 a.m. at the Extedned Stay America hotel on Appliance Court in Raleigh.

— Police are asking for the public's help identifying two people caught on security video who are wanted for shooting a man during an attempted robbery. 

The crime happened at the Extended Stay America, at 2601 Appliance Court in northeast Raleigh, around 4:20 a.m. on Dec. 7, when the 27-year-old victim was entering a side door of the hotel.

He was shot in the stomach during a struggle. Authorities have not said if the three men know one another.

The would-be robbers left separately – one in a dark SUV and the second on foot.

One of the men, caught on video with the victim, is in his 20s and stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He is black, has a medium skin tone and medium-length dreadlocks, and he was wearing a red, white and blue hooded sweatshirt with the word "NATION" on its front.

The second man is also in his 20s and stands about 6 feet tall. He, too, is black, has a medium skin tone and shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing dark clothing with a white long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information that might assist investigators is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357, or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • lovebelle99 Dec 23, 2014

    Lol, looks like the last 2 posts made it because wral didn't pick up the sarcasam.

  • Obama-in-2016 Dec 23, 2014

    Using images of them is racial profiling. We can't keep making criminals look like criminals. It's not fair to them!

  • Midnight1987 Dec 22, 2014

    quit this racial proofing, these kids would never do anything wrong. they are our bright future....