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Robbers Allegedly Rob $100K From Woman On Second Try

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police said Saturday a woman carrying an unusually high amount of cash was robbed earlier this week, and that it was not the suspected robbers' first attempt.

Two men tried to rob the woman at

714 Ellington Street

, at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Raleigh police said, adding that she was able to get away and that the suspects fled on foot.

Two hours later, the same woman, who authorities said was carrying $100,000 in cash, was robbed at

8411 Capital Boulevard


A short time later, police arrested Alston Michael Turner, 37, and Fabian Darrell Ryals, also 37.

Turner was charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery, one count of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of resisting/delaying/obstructing arrest. Ryals was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

A spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department said police are now investigating why the woman had so much money with her at the time of the robbery.

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