Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, November 8, 2021) – Quick work and a collaborative effort between officers in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Hickory Grove and Independence Divisions ended the short-lived spree of armed robberies committed by three suspects.
Around 2:40 p.m. on November 7, 2021, officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at the AutoZone located at 10020 Albemarle Road in the Hickory Grove Division. When officers arrived, they learned a suspect armed with a pistol attempted to take property belonging to the business. The suspect fled in a silver Dodge sedan before being able to take anything. This incident is reported under 20211107-1440-00.
Around 20 minutes later, officers in the Hickory Grove Division responded to reports of another armed robbery at the Dollar General located at 8825 East W. T. Harris Boulevard. When they arrived, officers learned a suspect armed with a pistol took property belonging to the business and fled the scene. This incident is reported under 20211107-1502-06.
As a result of the investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect vehicle as a silver Dodge Charger and shared this information with officers across the city. While monitoring the call, detectives in the CMPD's Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) coordinated with officers in the field who located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit came to a conclusion near the 8400 block of Old Statesville Road as a result of damage to both passenger side wheels. All three occupants fled from the vehicle on foot, but were quickly apprehended by officers.
The three suspects were identified as Anthony Tyrik Caldwell, DOB: 12/11/1997, Tyerie Davis, DOB: 06/06/2001, and Brian Carmichael, DOB: 01/11/2000. Each suspect was interviewed by detectives, and at the conclusion of their interviews, each suspect was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer. Davis was additionally charged with second degree kidnapping and possession of a stolen firearm. Caldwell also receive an additional charge for possession of a stolen firearm.
The investigation into these cases is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information is asked to leave it anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this case, please refer to the reports.