CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man who was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in south Charlotte that occurred in February was arrested Friday, police say.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a man was robbed at gunpoint on Branchview Drive on February 3 by two men who were seen riding in a red colored Honda.
Police said 20-year-old Elbert Hernandez was in custody at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office on previous armed robberies charges when he was charged in connection with this incident.
A second suspect, 21-year-old Jose Leal-Gutierrez, was identified in the armed robbery and warrants were issued for his arrest.
On Friday, officers were able to find Leal-Gutierrez when he then confessed to his involvement in the robbery on Branchview Drive. Police say Leal-Gutierrez then reportedly admitted to being involved in five other robberies in which Hernandez had been previously charged.
Leal-Gutierrez was charged in the following robberies:
- On January 30, a robbery occurred in the 200 block of Archdale Drive at 9:54 p.m.
- On January 30, a robbery occurred in the 5800 block of South Boulevard at 11:20 p.m.
- On February 3, a robbery occurred in the 300 block of Branchview Drive at 10:30 p.m.
- On February 25, a robbery occurred in the 1400 block of Central Avenue at 4:30 a.m.
- On February 25, a robbery occurred in the 1800 block of Progress Lane at 5 a.m.
No one was hurt in any of the robberies.