CMPD: Detectives Charge 2 Men For Serial Armed Robbery

The Latest:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say Tysean Williams, 29, and Corey Sanders, 34, have been charged for their involvement in a series of armed robberies in North Carolina.

Williams is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of felony larceny, and conspiracy to commit felony larceny, according to a news release.

Police say Williams was arrested in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is being held on other charges, and he will be extradited to North Carolina at a later date.

Detectives say Williams was also charged for his involvement in another robbery that occurred at Malak Jewelers on Providence Road on January 21st in Charlotte.

Sanders, also already in custody for unrelated charges, is charged with two counts of felony larceny and one count of conspiracy to commit felony larceny in these series of robberies, according to a news release.

Detectives say Sanders is also charged for his involvement in another robbery that took place on February 8th at National Pawn and Jewelry located on Eastway Drive.

Officers with CMPD’s Armed Robbery Unit say the investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police say anyone with more information is asked to 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

The Original Story (2/5/21):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives say they are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying several suspects involved in a series of armed robberies.

Detectives say they believe that a group of around four individuals are connected and responsible for the following armed robberies.

Detectives say the first robbery took place on December 1st, 2020 around 6:30 p.m. at National Pawn on South Boulevard, and officers were told two suspects entered the business and threatened those inside with a deadly weapon before stealing property and fleeing.

On December 11th, officers say shortly before 5:45 p.m. they responded to an armed robbery at Cash America on South Boulevard where two suspects entered the business and attempted to smash display cases with a blunt object, but were unsuccessful, and fled.

At 6:40 p.m., officers responded to another armed robbery at National Pawn on Independence Boulevard where two suspects entered the business and smashed display cases to steal property, and once again fled the scene.

Detectives say on December 29th officers responded to an armed robbery at Brownlee Jewelers on University City Boulevard around 5 p.m. to learn two suspects had entered the business, and stole property, after threatening those inside with a deadly weapon. Witnesses say one suspect smashed several display cases and stole property inside them before both suspects fled.

On January 21st around 6 p.m., officers responded to an armed robbery at Smart Pawn and Jeweler on South Boulevard where two suspects, armed with deadly weapons, walked into the business and smashed several display cases.

Detectives say on January 25th around 10 a.m., officers responded to Cash America on East Woodlawn Road in reference to an armed robbery. Officers say a suspect had entered the business and smashed several display cases with a blunt object to steal several items, and then they fled.

Investigators say the last robbery took place shortly before 12:45 p.m. on February 5th, when officers responded to an armed robbery at Brownlee Jewelers on Park Road, where two suspects demanded property from the business with the threat of a deadly weapon.

Police ask anyone with more information to call 911 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.