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4th teenager arrested in Charlotte robbery spree

John Craig
John Craig Mecklenburg County jail

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a fourth teenager in a citywide robbery spree.

John Craig, 17, of Charlotte, was charged with seven counts each of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police previously charged three juveniles in the case, including two 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old.

Police said the spree started about 12:15 a.m. Monday when a man walking his dog in the 1900 block of Camp Green Street was robbed at gunpoint by three people in a silver four-door vehicle that pulled beside him.

Six more robberies followed, including of a woman in a disabled car on Interstate 485 Outer Loop and several people at or walking to bus stops.

Anyone with information about the robberies or suspects is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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