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Crash, arrests follow bank robbery

By Steve Lyttle and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested three people in connection with an east Charlotte bank robbery Monday morning that ended with a car crash nearby.

Antonio Clendenning, 28; Kenneth Lamont Moore, 21; and Kamara McBrayer, 26, have all been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a stolen firearm. McBrayer has also been charged with felony fleeing to elude.

Police say two armed men dressed as women walked into the Bank of America branch on Albemarle Road a short time after 9 a.m.

They fled the scene in a white Lincoln Town Car, headed toward Lawyers Road.

According to police, a car fitting the description of the getaway vehicle was spotted later on Albemarle Road. The vehicle then turned onto Lawyers Road, but it crashed a short distance away. The vehicle ended up in a front yard on Rolling Oak Lane, off Lawyers Road.

McBrayer, who was driving the car, was taken into custody as she began to flee on foot, police say. Clendenning and Moore ran away on foot but were arrested shortly afterward without incident.

Inside the car, police found a second gun and the money taken in the bank robbery.

Police are still investigating, and encourage anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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