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Two wanted in Popeye's pig-mask robbery

Posted November 3, 2011

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— Fayetteville police have identified one suspect in the robbery of a Popeye's restaurant in which one robber wore a pig mask.

Lamont Rahem Lyles, 17, of the 1300 block of Ramsey Street, is wanted on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy. Video: Popeye's robbery

Police are still trying to identify the second man who rushed into the Popeye's restaurant on Bragg Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 and robbed it at gunpoint. One man wore a pig-faced mask to hide his identity.

Lyles is described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds. State Department of Correction records show that he is on probation for November 2010 break-in and larceny convictions.

Anyone with information about Lyles' whereabouts or the identity of the second man is asked to call police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • liltee215 Nov 4, 2011

    This area isn't particularly great itself. I think parents have a big role in teaching the child right from wrong whether through actions or beatings. But when the courts steps in... (unless it because abuse) I think thats is the dumbest thing I heard of.... and they to will only conclude, it was the parents fault... all I can say is get them while their young, really young...

  • pat7 Nov 3, 2011

    They are a product of what they live in. And they lived in a life style that didnt respect life,property,So they take until they get caught.Its a cycle that will never end until parents stop being friends to their kids and start being parents

  • 007KnightRider Nov 3, 2011

    Praying hands on chest? I see he didn’t pray beforehand. He would've thought about the act he was about to commit and the punishment. Oh well too late now…

  • Here2tellya Nov 3, 2011

    Rass ~ I'm sorry, but I really believe it is the parents (not fault) but responsibility to make sure (to the best of their ability) that these kids are not robbing, stealing, having a gun, etc. especially at 13 or in this case 17 (which is still a child). There ARE ways of punishing kids and preventing this kind of stuff from happening. Know your kids friends, get them involved in church or school. I know it's hard when parents work, but you have to make it your priority and make the effort or your kids end up like these...wearing a pig mask and robbing a chicken joint. Nuf said!

  • redrubberball1 Nov 3, 2011

    I'm reminded of Josey's words, "dying ain't no living, boy".

  • mfarmer1 Nov 3, 2011

    Well have you ever tried to get them to make Onion rings? one time I waited over an hour to get my food, they kept giving the onion rings away to other people. He probably got frustrated because they kept giving his food to the other people.

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  • wildcat Nov 3, 2011

    I hope they catch these criminal asap. They need to be locked up for a long time.

  • carlostheass Nov 3, 2011

    I think he should "squeal" on his friend.

  • Rass Nov 3, 2011

    Here2tellya - I would like to say, it's not the parents fault these kids are out doing what they are doing. When my son was 13 I WHOOPED his tail for thinking he wanted to be a gang member.. the state came said do not put my hands on him. Then being I cant punish he went stealing, got a felony and probation. When punishment was up to the parents (as long as it wasn't excessive) we didnt have all these teen's running the streets not in school stealing and robbing. Just my thoughts.