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Police make arrest in early morning armed robbery in west Charlotte

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Jatravian Arkelle Robinson (Mecklenburg County Jail) Jatravian Arkelle Robinson (Mecklenburg County Jail)

Police in Charlotte have charged a man in an overnight robbery on West Boulevard.

The incident was reported on Friday at 12:36 a.m. on the 1700 block of West Boulevard, according to the news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Jatravian Arkelle Robinson, 18, is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The victim told police that he was outside his home when he was approached by two armed suspects.

The suspects pointed a gun at the victim and demanded money. 

The victim told police that he told the suspects that he did not have anything. 

The suspects then grabbed the victim, threw him to the ground and began assaulting the victim.

During the assault, a family member came outside and was able to seize the gun from Robinson and hold him on the ground until officers arrived on scene and took him in to custody. 

The second suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers and detectives are currently working to identify the second suspect.

Both the victim and Robinson sustained minor injuries during the robbery and were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Once Robinson was cleared by medical personnel, he was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed.

Robinson was then transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where he will remain in custody.

Anyone with information concerning this case or the suspects involved in this robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

For additional information about this case, please refer to CMPD report numbers 2014-0314-0036-02.

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