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Police: Man robbed five businesses in less than 24 hours

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Police in Charlotte say they have arrested a man who committed at least five armed robberies in less than 24 hours.

According to detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, 31-year-old Moussa Moctar Diallo was arrested and connected to a robbery spree that lasted approximately 17 hours. 

Police say Diallo entered the Hollywood Beauty Supply on Little Rock Road on May 23 around 4:45 p.m. with a knife. He allegedly took money from the business and drove away in a gray Jeep Cherokee.  

Later that evening, Diallo is accused of hitting the 99 Cent and Up Store on Sharon Amity Road and took money. He then hit the Silver Express Food Mart on Albemarle Road just hours later.

Then at  8:14 a.m., the next day, Diallo reportedly approached an employee of Cardinal Awards on S. Tryon Street while the employee was attempting to enter the business, in an attempt to rob the business.  

An employee who was already inside of the business fired at Diallo who ran from the business.

Less than two hours later, police say Diallo entered the Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant on E. Independence Blvd. and attempted to steal the cash register.  Once again, officers say he got away in a Jeep Cherokee.

An officer spotted Diallo's vehicle on Monroe Road and initiated a traffic stop. 

Diallo, who had a gunshot, was arrested and transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.

After his release from the hospital, Diallo was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Robbery Detectives and admitted to robbing the Cardinal Awards business on S. Tryon Street, police say.

Detectives told WBTV that they were able to identify and charge Diallo as the suspect in all five robberies from business.

Diallo has been charged with two counts of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, one count of Felony Breaking and Entering and one count of 2nd Degree Kidnapping. 

Anyone with additional information concerning these crimes is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600. 

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