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Police search for three suspects in Raleigh nightclub robbery

Posted July 20, 2008 8:07 p.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2008 8:27 p.m. EDT

— Police are searching for three suspects in the Sunday morning armed robbery of a Raleigh nightclub.

The Centro Cervesero La Saona nightclub, 4000 Atlantic Ave., was robbed at 10:45 a.m., police said.

There was only one worker on duty at the time of the robbery, officials said. When the worker went outside to dump trash, he was held at gunpoint by three men. Police said the suspects put duct tape over his eyes and tied his arms and legs with a plastic device, while they robbed the nightclub.

About 15 minutes after the suspects left, the worker managed to free himself and call 911. The worker did not suffer any injuries.

Authorities said the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money from the club.

The victim provided description of suspects to police. All were described as Hispanic males.

The first suspect was described at about 5-foot-10 and between 25 and 30 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap with a “D,” a navy blue shirt, jeans and yellow Timberland boots.

The second suspect’s height and weight were not listed. He was described as 17 to 22 years old with a moustache. He was wearing a black T-shirt, baggie pants and tennis shoes.

The third suspect was about 5-foot-9 and weighed between 170 and 180 pounds. His age was not provided. He had a moustache and wore a white tank top.

Raleigh Police Department Capt. M.A. Reynolds said the suspects appeared to know what they were doing.

“Obviously it was planned. It was calculated,” Reynolds said.

Anyone with information should contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-890-3335 or Crime Stopper at 919-226-2746.