After a joint investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and the Matthews police charged two men with robbing a string of restaurants and stores in the area, including a Domino’s, Jack in the Box, Steak and Shake and Jersey Mike’s. In some cases, the robberies occurred less than an hour a part, police said.
Trey Delvon Lindsay, 30, and Derrick Donelle Pettus, 31, were arrested Monday. Detectives determined that Lindsay participated in robberies of the Jack in the Box, Domino’s Pizza and a Steak and Shake. Pettus participated in robberies at a Steak and Shake, Justice on Rea Road, Justice (in Matthews) and a Jersey Mike’s (in Matthews).
Lindsay was charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. Pettus was charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, four counts of second degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and served an unrelated warrant for embezzlement. Both suspects were then transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The robberies began July 27 at Jack in the Box at 335 Westinghouse Boulevard in south Charlotte and continued through Aug. 2, police said. More charges are pending, officials said.