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::Police: Man Raped, Kidnapped Women

From Raleigh Chronicle Staff Reports
Friday June 29, 2007

RALEIGH - According to the Raleigh Police Department, a man who is charged with several violent crimes has been arrested after a crime spree that included rapes, kidnappings, robberies, grand theft auto, and abductions that focused on female victims in Raleigh.

Raleigh Police Department say they have charged Omar Cortez Sharpe, age 26, of Wilmington, NC with two abductions and several robberies that occurred this week as well as with two rapes and robberies that happened earlier in Raleigh and Wilmington.

The suspect remains in the Wake County Jail in Raleigh under a $4.8 million bond, police confirmed on Friday.

According to the Raleigh Police Department, Sharpe was following with the following crimes:

(Editor's Note: Parts of the descriptions below were quoted directly from the Raleigh Police Department and are from their public information office):

Wednesday, June 27
Two Counts Of Kidnapping And Robbery
Tower Shopping Center, Raleigh

Raleigh Police say that Sharpe is charged with two counts of second degree kidnapping and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a woman and her five year old daughter who had stopped for pizza at the Tower Shopping Center on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

According to police, Sharpe entered their SUV while the two victims were inside the restaurant and hid until after they returned. The abduction occurred shortly after 9pm.

The two counts of robbery stem from the fact that the suspected demanded that the adult victim to make two withdrawals from an ATM before releasing her and that Sharpe was armed with a handgun during the crimes, say police.

Monday, June 25
Kidnapping And Two Counts Of Robbery
Wal-Mart, New Hope Ch. Rd., Raleigh

Raleigh Police say that Sharpe is charged with one count of second degree kidnapping and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a female victim from a Wal-Mart parking lot on on New Hope Church Road in Raleigh.

Police reports say that Sharpe entered the victim's vehicle and forced her to drive to various locations, eventually demanding that she make two withdrawals from an ATM before releasing her. The abduction occurred at approximately 1:30pm, say police.

According to an interview with the woman on WRAL-TV5, the victim said that she was forced to drive around for 45 minutes and that she was forced to withdraw $500 from the ATM's.

The Raleigh Police say that the two counts of robbery stem from the fact that the suspect demanded that the victim to make two ATM withdrawals andthat Sharpe was armed with a handgun during the crimes.

Monday, June 25
Attempted Kidnapping
Wal-Mart, New Hope Ch. Rd., Raleigh

According to police, Sharpe is also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping in connection with the attempted abduction of a female victim from the same Raleigh Wal-Mart parking lot earlier that day.

Police say that the suspect entered the victim's vehicle saying he wanted a ride but was deterred and fled when the victim managed to get out of the vehicle.

"The crime occurred shortly before the kidnapping and robbery case on the same date [at the same Wal-Mart]," said Jim Sughrue of the Raleigh Police Department. "The incident came to light following media coverage of the suspect's other crimes."

Sunday, June 24
Rape, Robbery And Kidnapping
Hylton Dr., Raleigh

Police also say that Sharpe is charged with one count of first degree kidnapping, one count of first degree rape and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a woman who was leaving an apartment on Hylton Drive in Raleigh.  Police say that Sharpe was armed with a handgun.

Police say that the abduction occurred at approximately 4am, when the suspect pushed the victim into the vehicle, took her car keys and drove her away from the apartment complex's parking lot.

After driving around in the area for a short period of time, the suspect took the victim to the Green Road Park, where he raped her, say police. 

After the rape, the suspect ordered the victim back into the car and he again began to drive but the victim managed to escape and to summon help from Raleigh Police Department officers she located in the area, say police.

After the victim escaped, the suspect fled in her car and eluded police, says Raleigh Police.

Saturday, June 16
Rape And Robbery
Bonneville Ct., Raleigh & Wilmington

Police also say that Sharpe is charged with one count of first degree rape and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with crimes that began with an abduction in Wilmington.

According to the Raleigh Police, Sharpe forced his victim to drive to Raleigh, where he subsequently raped her in a wooded area near Bonneville Court.

The suspect subsequently released the victim shortly after 10am at a nearby location and stole her car. Police say he was armed with a handgun during the crimes.  ::

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::Police: Man Raped, Kidnapped Women

From Raleigh Chronicle Staff Reports
Friday June 29, 2007

RALEIGH - According to the Raleigh Police Department, a man who is charged with several violent crimes has been arrested after a crime spree that included rapes, kidnappings, robberies, grand theft auto, and abductions that focused on female victims in Raleigh.

Raleigh Police Department say they have charged Omar Cortez Sharpe, age 26, of Wilmington, NC with two abductions and several robberies that occurred this week as well as with two rapes and robberies that happened earlier in Raleigh and Wilmington.

The suspect remains in the Wake County Jail in Raleigh under a $4.8 million bond, police confirmed on Friday.

According to the Raleigh Police Department, Sharpe was following with the following crimes:

(Editor's Note: Parts of the descriptions below were quoted directly from the Raleigh Police Department and are from their public information office):

Wednesday, June 27
Two Counts Of Kidnapping And Robbery
Tower Shopping Center, Raleigh

Raleigh Police say that Sharpe is charged with two counts of second degree kidnapping and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a woman and her five year old daughter who had stopped for pizza at the Tower Shopping Center on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

According to police, Sharpe entered their SUV while the two victims were inside the restaurant and hid until after they returned. The abduction occurred shortly after 9pm.

The two counts of robbery stem from the fact that the suspected demanded that the adult victim to make two withdrawals from an ATM before releasing her and that Sharpe was armed with a handgun during the crimes, say police.

Monday, June 25
Kidnapping And Two Counts Of Robbery
Wal-Mart, New Hope Ch. Rd., Raleigh

Raleigh Police say that Sharpe is charged with one count of second degree kidnapping and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a female victim from a Wal-Mart parking lot on on New Hope Church Road in Raleigh.

Police reports say that Sharpe entered the victim's vehicle and forced her to drive to various locations, eventually demanding that she make two withdrawals from an ATM before releasing her. The abduction occurred at approximately 1:30pm, say police.

According to an interview with the woman on WRAL-TV5, the victim said that she was forced to drive around for 45 minutes and that she was forced to withdraw $500 from the ATM's.

The Raleigh Police say that the two counts of robbery stem from the fact that the suspect demanded that the victim to make two ATM withdrawals andthat Sharpe was armed with a handgun during the crimes.

Monday, June 25
Attempted Kidnapping
Wal-Mart, New Hope Ch. Rd., Raleigh

According to police, Sharpe is also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping in connection with the attempted abduction of a female victim from the same Raleigh Wal-Mart parking lot earlier that day.

Police say that the suspect entered the victim's vehicle saying he wanted a ride but was deterred and fled when the victim managed to get out of the vehicle.

"The crime occurred shortly before the kidnapping and robbery case on the same date [at the same Wal-Mart]," said Jim Sughrue of the Raleigh Police Department. "The incident came to light following media coverage of the suspect's other crimes."

Sunday, June 24
Rape, Robbery And Kidnapping
Hylton Dr., Raleigh

Police also say that Sharpe is charged with one count of first degree kidnapping, one count of first degree rape and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the abduction of a woman who was leaving an apartment on Hylton Drive in Raleigh.  Police say that Sharpe was armed with a handgun.

Police say that the abduction occurred at approximately 4am, when the suspect pushed the victim into the vehicle, took her car keys and drove her away from the apartment complex's parking lot.

After driving around in the area for a short period of time, the suspect took the victim to the Green Road Park, where he raped her, say police. 

After the rape, the suspect ordered the victim back into the car and he again began to drive but the victim managed to escape and to summon help from Raleigh Police Department officers she located in the area, say police.

After the victim escaped, the suspect fled in her car and eluded police, says Raleigh Police.

Saturday, June 16
Rape And Robbery
Bonneville Ct., Raleigh & Wilmington

Police also say that Sharpe is charged with one count of first degree rape and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with crimes that began with an abduction in Wilmington.

According to the Raleigh Police, Sharpe forced his victim to drive to Raleigh, where he subsequently raped her in a wooded area near Bonneville Court.

The suspect subsequently released the victim shortly after 10am at a nearby location and stole her car. Police say he was armed with a handgun during the crimes.  ::

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::Police: Man Raped, Kidnapped Women

Raleigh Police Department say they have charged Omar Cortez Sharpe, age 27, of Wilmington, NC with two abductions and several robberies that occurred this week as well as with two rapes and robberies that happened earlier in Raleigh and Wilmington.
 
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ATTORNEY
Tom Davis, Attorney At Law :: Durham & Wake Counties

BAKERY / DELI
Conti's Italian Market :: Italian Specialties ! :: 836-8368

BARS / CLUBS
Amra's :: Live Music, Spirits, Stogies :: Glenwood South
Blue Martini :: Daily Specials, Great Music :: Powerhouse
TirNaNog Irish Pub :: Raleigh's Irish Pub Downtown
The Raleigh Times :: 14 E. Hargett St.  Raleigh

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Primp Salonbar :: Go Ahead! Cheat On Your Stylist!

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True Love Int'l Church :: A Church That Loves on Purpose

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AMS Software :: Software For Doctors
Bronto :: E-Mail Marketing Software
Crash Graphyx :: We Build Websites That Work!

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Tankless Electric Water Heaters :: Save Money & Space!

DENTIST
Howard Shareff, DDS :: We Cater To Cowards! :: 834-1432

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Opera Company Of NC :: 10 Years Of World Class Opera

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Morgan Imports :: Unique Gifts & Furnishings!

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The Raleigh Downtowner :: Your Guide To Downtown!
TechJournal South :: Southeast Tech And VC News
Carolina Newswire :: Daily Business News

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Cynthia Gregg, MD, FACS :: Facial Plastic Surgery

OUTDOORS
Great Outdoor Provision Co :: Clothing & Equipage

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Gail Perry RE/MAX :: Raleigh's Real Estate Professional
Kevin Moonan :: SunTrust Residential Mortgages
Kitts Creek New Homes :: In The Heart Of The Triangle

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Underground Restaurant :: Best Small Plate Restaurant!