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Police arrest four after string of armed robberies

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte and Matthews arrested four men in connection with a string of armed robberies.

Just last week both law enforcement agencies were asking the public for help in trying to find two people they say robbed two Kangaroo Express locations and a CVS Pharmacy located in Matthews.

Arrested are Zachary Graves, 23, Omar Markabi, 17, Walter Plies, 21 and Richard Fiske 20.

On Saturday, at approximately 3:35 a.m., two white male suspects entered the Kangaroo Express located at 935 Charlottetowne Avenue in the Providence Division and robbed the business at gunpoint, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. 

The first suspect was described as approximately 5' 6" to 5" 9" in height, 20 – 30 years old, slim build, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a black ski mask.  The second suspect was approximately 5'5" - 5'6" in height, medium build and in his late 20's to early 30's.  He was wearing a brown ski mask and brown jacket.

On Tuesday, at approximately 11:18 p.m., a white male robbed the Kangaroo Express at 8008 Harris Station in the University Division at gunpoint. 

The white male suspect described is potentially the suspect involved in the Providence Division Kangaroo Express robbery on March 23, 2013.  Suspect is 5'6" to 5'9", 20-30 years of age, slim build, wearing black jacket, blue jeans, black sneakers and a black ski mask. 

On Friday, March 29, the two suspects entered the CVS Pharmacy located at 1305 Matthews Township Parkway armed with pistols.  The suspects demanded money and prescription narcotics from the pharmacy and left with those items.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward plus an additional $3,000 from the RX-Patrol for a total of up to $8,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of either suspect involved in these robberies.  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.

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