A traffic stop led to the arrest of four people linked to an armed robbery in the Fort Mill area and several thefts in Charlotte.
A 38-year-old Fort Mill man said he was robbed at gunpoint Friday evening while walking in Baxter Village. The thieves took his golf cart keys and two Chick-fil-A gift cards valued at $11, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
After the robbery, the thieves ran to a silver Chevy Impala and took off up Market Street toward Interstate 77, the report states.
The victim gave police a license plate number and description of the suspects, car and pistol.
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Deputies later noticed a Chevy Impala at the Motel 6 off Carowinds Boulevard.
During a traffic stop at the nearby Kangaroo Express, the officer detained the driver after discovering he was carrying a pistol, according to an email from sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris.
Deputies determined the people in the car matched the description of the Baxter Village robbery suspects, as well as several from Charlotte. The victim’s property was recovered and returned, Faris wrote.
Omar Lanier, 21, of Charlotte; Anthony Chisholm, 22, of Charlotte; Chavez Gallspie, 23, of Bennetsville; and Keyonna Stevens Brown, 21, of Fort Mill were arrested and charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, receiving stolen goods and drug violations.
They also face additional charges from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
All four remained in jail Monday at the York County Detention Center on bonds ranging from $55,620 to $65,620.