Seven robberies were reported in that time frame, officials said.
In each one, Raleigh police said a person was robbed.
The first one happened at 12:51 p.m. in the 1000 block of Carolina Pines Avenue. About 40 minutes later, another one occurred in the 1300 block of Carolina Pines Avenue.
The others were reported as follows:
- 5:11 p.m. in the 900 block of Southgate Dr.
- 7:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of Burgess Ct.
- 7:27 p.m. in the 300 block of Oak Run Dr.
- 8:44 p.m. in the 500 block of Schenley Dr.
- 11:16 p.m. in the 2600 block of New Hope Church Rd.
Detectives are trying to figure out how many of them were related.
NC State also sent out a WolfAlert Monday night. It said that, at 7:30 p.m., there was an attempted armed robbery at McKimmon Center.
It involved three men in a Honda Civic, one of whom was wearing a face mask.
The university said the man in the back of the car got out with a gun and pointed it at a woman.
She screamed and ran away.