Crime & Courts

Charlotte police arrest 23-year-old man in armed bank robbery

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Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the armed robbery Friday of a Charlotte bank.

Jajuan Ayyad Arnold has been charged with armed robbery, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The incident happened at 2:47 p.m. Friday when a suspect entered the First Citizen’s Bank at 15010 John J. Delaney Drive, according to the department.

Police say the bank’s employees were threatened and the suspect had a gun. No injuries were reported in the release from the police department.

Early Sunday, an officer found the vehicle used in the bank robbery in a neighborhood in the North Tryon Division, according to the department. Police later identified Arnold as the suspect.

Arnold has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. He is in custody at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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Amanda Harris covers issues related to children and families in York, Chester and Lancaster County for The Herald. Amanda works with local schools, parents and community members to address important topics such as school security, mental health and the opioid epidemic. She graduated from Winthrop University.

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