Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the arrest of two men Friday illustrates the importance of police and the community working together.
South Division patrol officers were called to a home on Peyton Randolf Drive around 10:30 a.m. after a victim said two armed suspects came into the residence and held him at gun point, officials said.
One of the suspects assaulted the victim while the other burglarized the residence, police said, before leaving the scene in a vehicle. The victim, who was not seriously injured, was able to provide a description of the suspects and the vehicle.
Officers with the Independence Division were conducting surveillance in a different neighborhood following resident complaints, when patrol officers said they saw a suspicious vehicle and ran the tag information.
The officers had received information about the armed robbery in the South Division and made contact with the suspects, police said. Robbery detectives were notified and the suspects were positively identified by the victim.
Chauncey Concepcion, 20 and Dimitri Hayes, 21, have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers: 704-334-1600; charlottecrimestoppers.com.
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