Second arrest made in Arboretum GAP armed robbery

Second arrest made in Arboretum GAP armed robbery

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A second person was arrested in connection to an armed robbery of employees and customers at the Arboretum GAP store last month.

James Victor Broadhurst, 25, was arrested Friday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

The robbery happened just before 8 p.m. on November 21 at the GAP store on Providence Road in the Arboretum Shopping Center. According to a police report, the robbers, armed with guns, robbed eight people inside of their belongings.

Police say Broadhurst was located and taken to police headquarters to be interviewed Friday. During the interview, Broadhurst had to be taken to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition, police say. He was charged after being released.

A woman, arrested in connection to to the robbery appeared in court last week. Ariel Terry, 22, was charged with second degree kidnapping, three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor larceny.

The judge reduced the bond on one of Terry's charges, but all of the bonds remained secured. She was appointed a public defender.

A few of the victims talked to WBTV soon after the the holdup, but asked that we not reveal their identity.

"I'm getting ready to walk out the door and I'm faced with four men with masks and guns, pointing and yelling everybody get down on the floor," said one of the female victims.

The woman said she went to the store to return something when the robbers began yelling at customers and the manager inside.

"He instantly grabs my bag and starts to pull me on my knees to get me to the back of the store to the fitting rooms," said the woman.

An iPhone 6, iPhone 5, wallet, money, debit card, credit cards, Droid Turbo, checkbook and purse were some of the items stolen. After obtaining the property, the robbers got into a vehicle and drove off, according to the police report.

One of the eight victims was moved "with force" from one side of the store to the other, the report states.

Terry is being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $250,500 bond. Her next court date is December 21. Broadhurst was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with further information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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