Crime & Courts

Teens accused of 7 armed robberies across Charlotte

Police arrested three juveniles in an armed robbery spree across Charlotte this week.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged two 15-year-olds and a 13-year-old with seven counts each of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and took them to the Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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.

These robberies and assaults followed that morning, according to police:

▪ About 1:30 a.m., a man at a bus stop was hit in the head with a gun and robbed.

▪ Shortly before 2:30 a.m., a woman in a disabled vehicle on Interstate 485 Outer Loop was robbed by three assailants.

▪ Just after 5 a.m., two walkers in the 100 block of South Linwood Avenue were robbed at gunpoint by a passenger who got out of a vehicle that pulled beside them.

▪ Minutes later, a man walking to a bus stop in the 4200 block of Brookshire Boulevard was threatened by someone in a passing vehicle. The victim ran into woods to hide, but one of the assailants in the vehicle found and hit him, police said.

▪ About 5:30 a.m., two people were robbed at gunpoint while waiting at a bus stop in the 4000 block of Tuckaseegee Road.

▪ Minutes later, a woman was robbed and pushed to the ground by three assailants as she waited for a friend outside her apartment complex in the 8600 block of Nations Ford Road.

Police determined the vehicle in the robberies and assaults had been stolen Sunday from a home in the 5100 block of Chestnut Knoll Lane.

Early Tuesday, CMPD Metro Division officers found a vehicle matching the stolen vehicle description and arrested the two 15-year-olds after they tried to hide in woods. The 13-year-old was arrested later.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak