Crime & Courts

6 arrested in Charlotte auto thefts, house break-ins and attempted gun store break-ins

Demarcus Davis
Demarcus Davis Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

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.

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.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak