Police arrest duo accused of terrorizing 2 convenience stores

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said Thursday they'd arrested two men involved in a crime spree Tuesday.

They charged Tajae Robinson and Devekico Wright with a number of crimes including robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping. They said the two robbed two 7-Eleven stores in Northeast Charlotte.   

Tuesday Eyewitness News talked to a customer and an employee at the store on Mallard Creek Road. The employee said the two walked in with guns, forced employees and customers onto the ground and stole money, phones, and even one man's car.  We talked to that man on the phone Thursday.

"It was crazy laying on that floor not knowing whether somebody was gone shoot you or what was gone happen next," he said.

Police said the suspects drove away and robbed another 7-Eleven store on Old Concord Road.  That store was 5 miles away.

Thursday Eyewitness News found long rap sheets for both suspects. Police charged Wright with a similar crime in October.  They said he and another man broke into Jamel James' apartment.

"All I see is two pistols come in the door and the guy's like, 'Get on the floor, get on the floor. Where's your money at?'" said James.

He said Wright and the other man pushed his pregnant girlfriend on the floor, stole their money, cellphones, and a computer.  He said he could have identified Wright in court.  

"I'll never forget his face," said James.

However, Eyewitness News found court documents that said prosecutors dropped the case due to insufficient evidence.  The document also said James' girlfriend had not identified Wright as the gunman.

James said he was glad Wright was in jail again.

Both Wright and Robinson were in court Thursday.  Wright's bond was set at $870,000.  Robinson's bond was set at more than $700,000.