Hickory man convicted on robbery felony charges after pleading guilty

Hickory man convicted on robbery felony charges after pleading guilty
A Hickory man is being charged in connection to multiple robberies in May 2016

HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A 19-year-old man, Ahmad Shakim Smith, was involved in multiple robberies in May 2016.

A Catawba County Judge charged him with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of common law robbery and accessory. He will be serving four to six years in prison for the crimes he committed.

Smith’s first robbery attempt took place in the early morning hours of May 12, 2016 at a convenience store. He was wearing sunglasses and a bandanna when he held the clerk at gunpoint and took cash and a cigar blunt wrap.

The second incident happened in Hickory later that morning. Him and another robber were only able to take cash during the robbery.

Smith was one of the four individuals who robbed a man in Newton over shoes and marijuana, in another robbery.

Smith was charged with accessory after the fact for allegedly allowing two of the four robbers to change outfits and hide the suspected weapons at his home, according to a release.

The cases were investigated by multiple police departments in different counties.

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