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Police Seek Suspect in Raleigh Hold-Ups

Posted July 31, 2007 10:59 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are asking for help in solving a string of armed robberies at convenience stores that they believe are related.

Nine convienence stores saw seven robberies and two attempted robberies from early June to this week, said investigators.

Stores on New Bern Avenue were targeted five times, while robbers struck once at stores on Falls of Neuse Road, Peace Street, St. Mary’s Street and Hillsborough Street, police said.

Witnesses reported one suspect in eight of the robberies but said two suspect were involved in the ninth.

Police said they are looking for a black male with a very light complexion and slender build, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. He carried a handgun and wore dark clothing and a black ski mask at the robberies, police said.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the robberies is asked to call the Raleigh police detectives 919-890-3555. or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME (2746).