CMPD: Man arrested after multiple unsuccessful robbery attempts in same night

CMPD: Man arrested after multiple unsuccessful robbery attempts in same night

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested a man who they say tried to rob four different businesses within 30 minutes in Charlotte Friday night.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, detectives charged 39-year-old Stephen Robbins with three counts of attempted common law robbery and two counts of attempted larceny.

Officers say Robbins was involved in this series of robberies.

  • At 6:14 p.m., officers responded to the Family Dollar in the 7300 block of East Independence Boulevard.
  • At 6:17 p.m., officers responded to the Super G Mart in the 7300 block of East Independence Boulevard.
  • At 6:21 p.m., officers responded to the CVS in the 2300 Village Lake Drive.
  • At 6:45 p.m., officers responded to Queen Soul Food in the 7300 block of East Independence Boulevard.

An additional robbery attempt was reported at Mi Barrio Halal Latin Grill located in the 7300 block of East Independence Boulevard at 7:35 p.m. Friday night.

The three counts of attempted common law robbery were for the incidents at Mi Barrio Halal Latin Grill, Super G Mart and CVS.

The two counts of attempted larceny were for the incidents at Family Dollar and Queens Soul Food.

The different charges were based on the elements of each incident that led detectives to charge Robbins with the listed crimes.

Officials say Robbins passed a note demanding money at each location but did not get anything.

Robbins was reportedly wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray sweatpants during the robbery attempts Friday night.

These are active and ongoing investigations.

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