Juvenile Charged in Series of Armed Robberies Over 18-Month Period

11/22/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, November 22, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Armed Robbery Unit have charged a 17-year-old juvenile male for his involvement in several armed robberies dating back to June of last year.

Shortly after 10:00 p.m., on June 8, 2020, Steele Creek Division officers responded to an armed robbery from a business at McAlister's Deli located at 8943 S. Tryon Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the employee, who advised that two suspects entered the business and demanded property by the threat of a firearm.  For more information about this case, please refer to the report: 20200608-2212-00.

On July 29, 2020, at approximately 7:05 p.m., officers in the Eastway Division responded to La Despensa Latina Supermarket located at 2937 Shamrock Drive regarding an armed robbery from a business call for service.  After speaking with the employee, officers learned that a suspect entered the store armed with a firearm and stole property belonging to the business. For more information about this case, please refer to report: 20200729-1905-00.

Shortly after 10:33 a.m., on September 10, 2021, officers in the Eastway Division responded to an armed robbery from a business call for service at the Metro by T-Mobile located at 1408 Eastway Drive.  Upon arrival, the victim stated that the suspect brandished a firearm and stole property belonging to the business.  For more information about this case, please refer to report: 20210910-1033-00.

On October 25, 2021, shortly before 1:30 p.m., Eastway Division officers again responded to 1408 Eastway Drive in reference to an armed robbery from a business.  The victim, in that case, advised officers that a suspect entered the business armed with a handgun and moved him to another location in the business before taking property from the store by force. For more information about this case, please refer to report: 20211025-1325-02.

Lastly, on November 16, 2021, at approximately 3:12 p.m., officers in the Eastway Division responded to La Bell Store Supermarket located at 2937 Shamrock Drive in reference to an armed robbery from a business.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated that an unknown suspect entered the business and stole property by threat of a firearm.  For more information about this case, please refer to report: 20211116-1512-01.

Detectives identified a person of interest in this case and executed a search warrant at this residence with the assistance of officers from the North Tryon and Eastway Division Crime Reduction Units. From information and evidence obtained, the juvenile suspect was arrested and transported to the Law Enforcement Center for an interview.  Following an interview, the juvenile was transported to a juvenile detention facility and charged with six counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and two counts of 2nd Degree Kidnapping.

This is an ongoing, active investigation and detectives believe additional charges will be forthcoming. As further information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

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