Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

CMPD charges 17-year-old with 4 robberies in 1 day

G6K115B3Q.3
- Mecklenburg County Jail photo
Police have charged Jimmairo Santiago, 17, in connection with a string of robberies Tuesday evening in Charlotte. (Mecklenburg County Jail photo.)

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.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107 Twitter: @slyttle
Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More