CMPD Make Arrests In Connection To A Series Of Six Armed Robberies

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD has made an arrest in connection to a series of robberies that have took place from January 14-16. There were six robberies in that duration of time.

According to police, Kenneth Gray, 48-year-old, has been arrested and charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon on January 17.

In addition to the three previous robberies, Gray has been connected to a robbery of a Family Dollar on Milton Road on January 15 around 6:50 p.m., police said. On January 16, Gray has been connected to a 7-Eleven robbery on Statesville Road and a Dollar General robbery on Old Statesville Road.

After further investigation, CMPD also arrested and charged 48-year-old Russell Watson as an additional suspect for all of the robberies that took place on January 14 and 15.

Watson has been charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Original Story:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are asking for assistance identifying a man wanted for the armed robbery of a north Charlotte convenience store.

Police say the robbery occurred at about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning at the 7-Eleven located on North Tryon Street near the intersection of W Craighead Road.  A man armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money before fleeing, according to the victim.

CMPD has now released a surveillance video of the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall and approximately 45-years-old.

In addition to the 7-Eleven robbery, the suspect has been linked to two additional robberies as well.

On January 14 around 8:50 p.m. the suspect robbed the Family Dollar on West Sugar Creek Road, CMPD said. The same suspect robbed the Circle K gas station on January 15 at 12:35 a.m. on North Tryon Street.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 911.  The public can also leave anonymous information about a crime by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.