2 charged in series of Charlotte armed robberies

2 charged in series of Charlotte armed robberies
The suspect is described as a black male who is approximately 45-years-old. The suspect is approximately 6’0” tall. (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte police have charged two people for their involvement in multiple armed robberies in the past week.

Detectives have charged 48-year-old Kenneth Gray with with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. and 48-year-old Russell Watson with four counts of robbery with a dangerous Weapon and four counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On Tuesday, Jan 14 at 12:50 a.m., a victim reported that a suspect entered a 7-Eleven on North Tryon Street. The victim said the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Later that day, at 8:51 p.m., a male suspect robbed a Family Dollar on West Sugar Creek Road. The suspect reportedly pulled out a gun and demanded property.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 12:56 a.m., a male suspect robbed a Circle K gas station on North Tryon Street. The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded property.

In addition to these cases, the robbery series also included a Jan. 16 robbery at Family Dollar on Milton Road and two Jan. 16 robberies. One at 7-Eleven on Statesville Road and the other at Dollar General on Old Statesville Road.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 911. The public can also leave anonymous information about a crime by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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