Burglars hit Foot Locker at Pavilion

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 12:31pm
By: Ben Nelms

It seems they knew what they were looking for. That was the case early Thursday morning as burglars smashed the front window at the Foot Locker store at Fayette Pavilion and made off with an unknown quantity of merchandise.

Fayetteville Police Maj. Kevin Gooding said the incident occurred Jan. 15 at approximately 2:10 a.m. An alarm call sent an officer already stationed at the Pavilion to the store. The officer arrived to find a front window that had been smashed out with a brick. The officer found no one at the scene.

“They were very quick,” Gooding said. “It appears they knew what they were going after.”

Gooding said, at first assessment, specific items had been taken included Nike and Air Jordan shoes and hooded sweatshirts. The exact quantity of stolen merchandise is being determined by store employees, Gooding said.

Police are working off surveillance cameras to obtain descriptions of the intruders. Gooding said a preliminary view of the tapes showed what appeared to be two black males, one wearing a camouflage jacket with the other wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a white emblem.

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Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 12:42pm.

Heres a great way to save Fayette countys budget.. Pettion Clayton County to annex everything down to the pavillion, and extend the city limits of Riverdale to include the pavillion. Just imagine all the money we could save, not having to garrison the shopping center 24 hours a day. Even with a police precient on site, it serves to no avail for the hits just keep on coming, oh yeah i like how the owners of the pavillion have decided to increase the rent on the tenants, i wonder what there reasoning could be with all of the recent store closings, would it not be in their best intrest to keep rents the same or even reduce them in this economic crisis, oh well. Come on down we should rename it Clayette county....NYCE..Im sure our property taxes will continue to increase in light of the current crisis....GOD BLESS...

Submitted by A1226 on Sun, 01/18/2009 - 11:29pm.

A couple of years ago, I was working at Sally Beauty Supply in Banks Crossing, just south of the Pavilion, across from Bank of America and beside the older Kroger. I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but "Riverdale" has creeped it's way there as well. I dealt with a lot of that "ghetto" woman attitude and left after just a few months.. but that was really because that place had a weird sort of management. Back to what i was saying- I was scared everytime I closed up and had to go to my car.. I probably didn't have to be since there's a 24 hour grocery store beside me, but i was anyway.
And while working, I got nasty comments (sexual harrassment) from people who obviously were part of the "ghetto" community..

EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!! I really hope public transportation is NEVER brought into Fayetteville!! All of us will have to keep moving south!

Submitted by mysteryman on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 12:03am.

There is no where south of here to fall back to, the counties below us are struggling just to provide the basic services that most of us take for granted, even if the resulting flight of people to these counties would overwelm the local towns and flood the school districts of these counties. We must hold the ranks here and not give up without a fight. Do you really want to live in Manchester or Woodbury how far out do you want to go, what do you want to drive to Columbus to go to the mall, and guess what they have the same problems that we do.. Hold the ranks stand up and fight, you will have plenty of time to rest when you are dead anyway...GOD BLESS...

Submitted by A1226 on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 12:26am.

I actually went to Columbus with my fiancee last year and was disgusted there as well, but Phenix City, AL (right beside Columbus) impressed me.

If I fight, I will be killed, for the ghetto Riverdalians are equipped with handguns and switchblades. The most I can get is a pocketknife and pepperspray. Then how will I be able to care for my baby?

I wish this country could be perfect and everyone had morals and a job... definitely a job..

Submitted by mysteryman on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 12:41am.

Columbus is the equivalent of Riverdale and Phenix City is Fayetteville, its the same war differnt lattitude and longitude, oh and do yourself a favor get a carry permit, and arm yourself todays firearms are as easy to operate as a can of pepper spray and can reach out a lot farther. A pocketknife will come up short against an UZI, and pepperspray is a last resort, as a rule of thumb, an assailants height should dictate the mininum distance said assailiant sould get to you before you pop em and drop em so to say, good luck on your future endeavors...GOD BLESS..

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Submitted by JeffC on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 10:16am.

Gets up in the morning and convinces itself that today it would be a good idea to risk 10 years in jail for a pair of shoes?

I was going to ask, "How stupid can they be?" but there doesn't seem to be a bottom does there?

Instead of stealing the shoes, to get the money they should have hocked the computer their family members will use when they get arrested to blog about how they are really good kids and we shouldn't write bout them 'cause we don't know them.

When the judge sentences them, before they leave the courtroom, I hope he tells them, "Oh, by the way, here's your sign."

Submitted by A1226 on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:43pm.

I feel redneck to know that saying.. and i've been denying it all of these years....HA!

Submitted by skyspy on Sat, 01/17/2009 - 9:17am.

because it beats WORKING for a living, and the pavilion is still an easy target for sewer rats.

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