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Police arrest Charlotte armed robbery suspect

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com
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- Photo courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police
Jamar Edward McCullough

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested Jamar Edward McCullough, 20, in connection with an armed robbery and breaking and entering.

Police say that about 3:10 p.m. Sept. 6, a woman entered her apartment at 908 Beal St. and discovered an armed person trying to steal items from her home. Police say that person was McCullough .

A struggle ensued between the woman and McCullough over the weapon, police said.

The woman gained control of the gun until McCullough started assaulting her. The woman fled the apartment and called for help, police said.

McCullough took the woman’s cell phone and ran away. Several of the woman’s neighbors tried to chase down the man but were unable to get him, police said.

Police found and arrested McCollough within a few blocks of the apartment. They also found the gun that they say McCollough was using, which was reported stolen.

After questioning, McCullough was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where he remains in custody. He has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering, possession of a stolen handgun and resisting an officer.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; On Twitter: @earriero
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