RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh Police on Sunday afternoon converged on a dead-end street in south Raleigh during a search for an armed home invasion suspect who robbed people at a hotel earlier in the day, police said.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a reported home invasion robbery involving an armed suspect and occurring a hotel at 2501 S. Saunders Street, police said.
At about 4:10 p.m. a pickup truck possibly linked to the robbery was seen leaving the area, and an officer attempted to catch up with it, police said.
The truck was found abandoned in the 200 block of Seagrams Court in South Raleigh a short time later, where many police officers gathered for about 2 hours.
“I got family and friends out here. I just want to see everybody safe. When stuff happens like this we’re not really used to it,” said Sharod Perry, who lives in the neighborhood where the suspect’s truck was found.
The home invasion suspect, who has not yet been apprehended, was described by police as a man with a stocky build who stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He had some facial hair and was wearing a plaid shirt and a brown or tan jacket, police said.
Police remained on the scene at Seagrams Court until just after 7 p.m. when they then all left the area.
Anyone who believes they may have information related to the incident is asked to call 911.