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The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Christian Bryant

FIRST DEGREE BURGLARY IN GREENSBORO

On Jan. 10, Four to six men forced their way into the home of Donald Bennett while he was watching television friends and robbed the victims at gunpoint. A struggle ensued and several shots were fired from inside the residence though no one was injured. A bag with unknown contents and four cell phones were stolen. An investigation is being carried out.

DELIVERY MAN ROBBED

A delivery man from China Garden Restaurant in Greensboro was robbed by two suspects carrying firearms on Jan. 11. The suspects took the victim’s money and the food delivery before fleeing on foot. Two men matching the description given by the victim were taken into custody by the Greensboro police for questioning. An ongoing investigation has identified a third suspect.

SHOOTING DEATH IN WINSTON- SALEM

Winston-Salem police officers responded to a reported shooting on Jan. 11 and found Earl Jamek Rucker suffering from a gunshot wound. Rucker was involved in an argument with three men prior to gunshots being heard. He later died as a result of his injuries on Jan. 14. This is first homicide in Winston-Salem reported in 2011. The investigation is continuing.

ROBBERY AT WINSTON-SALEM RESTAURANT

A Winston-Salem man was the victim of an assault and armed robbery on Jan. 13. While emptying the trash behind a Church’s Chicken, employee Mr. Little was struck on the head with a handgun by the suspect. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot. Mr. Little sustained a minor head injury and the investigation is still in progress.

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