Crime alert in Cary

December 14, 2012 5:27:56 AM PST
Police are warning business owners and employees to be on the lookout following two robberies in less than a week.

In both cases, the holdups came as stores were opening for the day.

Just after 7 a.m. December 10, employees at an Office Depot on Walnut Street said they were opening when a man with a gun forced his way inside and demanded money.

On December 13 just before 9 a.m., two employees at a Dollar Express on East Chatham Street said they were met in the parking lot by a man who demanded money.

Police said while the incidents do not appear to be related, it's a reminder for businesses to be careful. They suggest using a buddy system so at least two employees open and close a business each day. They also said businesses should call 911 if something appears to be unusual or if the situation feels unsafe.

Anyone with information about the robberies is encouraged to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 226-CRIM(E). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential at caller's request.

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