Arrests made after Crime Stoppers story about robbery spree
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested and charged three people in connection to a string of robberies in west Charlotte.
Police have charged Joshua Blount, Messiah Blair and Andrew Jackson in connection to the series of robberies. Each one was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Police said the robberies happened within a week at the end of January. Two businesses on Beatties Ford Road, a Family Dollar store and Dunkin Donuts, were both robbed at gunpoint. Police think the suspects are also responsible for an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Brookshire Blvd.
Detective Rick Smith, the CMPD Crime Stoppers coordinator, said that a citizen called Crime Stoppers with a tip after a story about the armed robberies aired on WBTV. Smith said that tip led to the arrests of Blount, Blair, and Jackson.
Anyone with information about a crime in Charlotte is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest. Community members can also submit tips about crimes through the P3 Tips app.
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