Crime & Courts

CMPD: Man charged after series of armed robberies

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man they say robbed a number of businesses around Charlotte earlier this week.

Michael Daniel Kelly, 28, has been charged with three counts of common law robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a series of armed robberies that started last Sunday, police said.

The suspect first went into the Walmart Supercenter on North Tryon in University City around 3:15 p.m. and demanded money from an employee of the store’s Money Center, indicating he had a weapon, police said.

On Wednesday, the same suspect went into the Sam’s Mart at 2700 N. Tryon St. just before 10 p.m., according to CMPD. The suspect threatened the clerk, indicated he had a gun and took an undisclosed amount of property and fled.

Several hours later, the suspect went into a 7-Eleven on The Plaza around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. The suspect again indicated he had a weapon and left with stolen property.

Just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the suspect went into a CVS Health, also on The Plaza, and made a purchase. When the cashier opened the register, the suspect grabbed the employee’s hand and demanded money, officials said.

Later that day, CMPD armed robbery detectives identified Kelly as the suspect, and he was arrested by the Violent Criminal Apprehension team without incident.

Anyone with additional information about these cases or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.