A Charlotte man was arrested and charged Thursday in five robberies and an attempted robbery last fall, including two incidents at a Wells Fargo branch on West Sugar Creek Road.
Tommy Joe Harvey Jr., 21, was jailed on four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery and attempted common law robbery.
Harvey was charged in connection with the Sept. 22 robbery and Oct. 12 attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo branch in the 2600 block of West Sugar Creek Road, the Oct. 12, Nov. 14 and Nov. 25 robberies of Advanced Auto Parts in the 8500 block of Hankins Road and the Nov. 18 robbery of O’Reilly Auto Parts in the 6500 block of Old Statesville Road.
In the Sept. 22 robbery, a man passed a note to the teller stating the bank was being robbed. The teller handed the robber money, and the robber then left the bank, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.
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In the Oct. 12 incident, a man walked past all the customers in line, went to a teller window and tried to pass a note. The teller noticed him, hit the holdup alarm and told others in the bank they were being robbed. The man then left the bank.
The auto parts stores were robbed at gunpoint, police said.
No injuries were reported in any of the robberies.
Police have not released what led them to Harvey.
Anyone with additional information about the robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.