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Wake Forest family robbed outside home

Posted September 8, 2014

— Police are looking for two masked men who robbed a family of five at gunpoint outside their Wake Forest home Sunday night.

Investigators said Monday that the men, wearing ski masks, assaulted a grandfather and robbed a mother in the 200 block of Stone Monument Drive at about 9 p.m. before fleeing on foot.

The, which also included a husband and two young daughters, had closed up their local restaurant, and police said they believe the robbers targeted the family by following them home.

The grandfather, family members said Monday, is still recovering after being pistol-whipped.

Descriptions of the robbers were unavailable.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Wake Forest Police Department Tip Line at 919-435-9610. All calls are confidential.

Meanwhile, Wake Forest residents received a phone call from police warning them to be on alert and to stay aware of their surroundings, especially if they might be carrying large amounts of cash or valuables.

"It's very unnerving, very scary," Wake Forest resident Tom Wurtz said.


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  • sunshine1040 Sep 8, 2014

    Great description two masked men and nothing more I am sure somebody noticed how tall fat any kind of accent and maybe even skin color.

  • Larry Wiandt Sep 8, 2014
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    Correction: Sorry the criminals WEREN"T shot!

  • fishnfinatic Sep 8, 2014

    Maybe police will not release description.

  • Bill of Rights Sep 8, 2014

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    Years ago I had to bring home the day's receipts from a store I worked at. I learned early on to put a bit of cash in a briefcase, and to distribute the rest of the cash in various pockets throughout my body. That way, someone could steal the "loot" and get very little of it.

  • rickandlinda88 Sep 8, 2014

    arm yourselves people...shoot first..hard working family being preyed upon...this must stop!!!!kill a few robbers,this would help.

  • babylaceycarpenter Sep 8, 2014

    It's not like WRAL has a longstanding reputation for thorough reporting.

  • Steve Austin Sep 8, 2014
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    @STYMIEINDURHAM They can only copy and paste so much - Give it a week and we'll have a nice description.

  • stymieindurham Sep 8, 2014

    Descriptions of the robbers were unavailable.
    Wait a minute!!!!!!!!!!! This don't make sense. NO ONE does a sidewalk robbery wearing a hood, mask, long sleeves, and gloves. Especially when it involves TWO suspects. Come on WRAL, this is sloppy.

  • Lamborghini Mercy Sep 8, 2014

    If you work late, own a store and closing late, is it not worthwhile to invest in a handgun and carry it?

  • Joseph Smith Sep 8, 2014
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    Masked maybe. But tall or short, fat or slim, clothes, black or white. Can all be determined even thought they were masked.