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Charlotte police charged six people in a string of recent robberies at local convenience stores. The robberies occurred between July 26 and September 20, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The six people arrested and charged are Jacobe Lavonne Walker, 19, Anfenee Nash, 17, Dondrae Lamar Stewart, 19, Sanchez Nicholson, 17, Xavier Mills, 19, and Desmond Stone, 20.
On Thursday, the Seven-Eleven Convenience Store at 2519 Beatties Ford Road was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male.
The suspect obtained money from the business and fled the scene on foot. Officers were notified and the K-9 Unit was dispatched. The K-9 located a track and followed it to a residence on Ablewood Road, where evidence was located in the yard by the K-9 conducting an article search.
Subsequent investigations identified six suspects who are now facing charges in relation to the eight connected robberies.
The convenience stores robbed include the Circle K on N. Graham Street, Busy Mini Mart on S. Hoskins Road, Sunoco on Brookshire Boulevard, Bradford Food Mart on Bradford Drive, another Seven-Eleven on Brookshire Boulevard and an ATM on Hovis Road, police said.
Each suspect has been charged for their role in the identified robberies.
The charges include robbery with a dangerous weapon of a business, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon among other charges, police said.