Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested six suspects in a series of recent auto thefts, house break-ins and attempted break-ins of businesses, including two gun stores.
Police credit alert residents in the University City area who called 911 to report suspicious persons in a vehicle Wednesday morning.
Police arrested and charged Demarcus Xavier Davis, 16, Rasheed Emanuel Malik Williams, 19, Jamil Malikhakim Davis, 17, two 15-year-old males and a 14-year-old male.
The cases involve six auto thefts, four house break-ins and attempted break-ins at The Gun Outlet on North Tryon Street, Hyatt Guns on Wilkinson Boulevard and a Family Dollar on Wilkinson Boulevard.
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The break came when 911 callers reported a suspicious burgundy vehicle on David Jennings Avenue and Gatesmill Avenue in University City, police said.
Anyone with additional information about the cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.