Police say three teenagers – one 15, the others 17 – were responsible for an armed robbery Monday night at a convenience store in east Charlotte.
One suspect, 17-year-old Maceo Royster, has been arrested more than a dozen times in the past 21 months, according to Mecklenburg County jail records.
Police said they were called shortly before 10 p.m. to the Sam’s Mart on Albemarle Road at Farm Pond Lane about an armed robbery. The clerk said two suspects entered the store, pointed a gun at him and fled with money.
A Hickory Grove Division officer said he noticed a man running from the scene. That man, identified as 17-year-old Antonio Worthy, was taken into custody and questioned.
During the investigation, police said, they identified Royster and a 15-year-old as suspects in the robbery. They were found at a nearby residence and taken into custody.
Police said Royster and the 15-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Worthy was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, police said.