A Charlotte teenager has been accused of committing four robberies in a single day, police said.
Investigators said 17-year-old Jimmairo Santiago was caught while trying to flee from officers late Tuesday in northeast Charlotte.
The robberies were committed Tuesday by three people over a two-hour span, stretching from west Charlotte to University City, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. According to WSOC-TV, the robbers targeted people they spotted on the street.
Investigators said members of CMPD’s Armed Robbery Unit recognized that a number of robberies Tuesday evening were being committed by the same group of men. Police recognized a suspect vehicle in the Eastway Division, and while trying to stop the car, they said Santiago jumped out and ran.
He was caught a short time later. Two other suspects have not been caught, according to investigators.
Police said Santiago was charged with four counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, four counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and discharging a weapon into occupied property.
Investigators ask that anyone with information about the other two people involved in the alleged robberies contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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