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Three charged in University City armed robberies

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte say they have arrested three men in connection with an armed robbery last week.

Edward Antonio Hudson, 23, Jarvis Marsh, 30, and Robert Lamar Smith, 23, have all been charged in the case, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

On Wednesday, May 8, at approximately 2:53 a.m., University Division patrol officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call for service on the 1900 block of Wexford Meadows Lane. 

The victims stated that they were inside their apartment when the three armed suspects entered and ordered them to lay down on the ground.  The suspects then took the victims' vehicle and other property and fled the scene in an unknown direction of travel.  The victims were not injured during this robbery.

Responding officers broadcasted the stolen vehicle description and communications also notified the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office.  A short time later, Cabarrus County deputies got behind the stolen vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspects refused to pull the vehicle over.  The suspects ended up crashing the vehicle.  

Deputies were unable to locate the suspects after a foot pursuit.  Shortly after this chase, two of the suspects committed an additional robbery and vehicle theft and ultimately Jarvis Marsh was arrested in Anson County.  Mr. Robert Smith was also located and arrested by another agency.

Based on information and evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives were able to obtain warrants for the arrest of Edward Antonio Hudson.  Detectives requested the assistance of CMPD's VCAT unit and, with the assistance from deputies with the Anson County Sheriff's Office,  they arrested Mr. Hudson without incident on May 14, 2013.  Mr. Hudson was then transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives.  Upon completion of the interview he was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

All three suspects have been charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, first degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon. 

Anyone with information concerning this case and or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.  To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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