by: Tina Terry Updated:
CHARLOTTE - Police said Saturday that they'd arrested two people in connection with a string of robberies in Charlotte.
They said four people were robbed within a short period of time Thursday. The first was around 9 p.m. when a man left his job on Sharon Road West headed home.
The man said a young man walked up and asked for a cigarette.
"I gave him the cigarette and I kept walking," the man said. He didn't want to reveal his identity.
He said within minutes, the man attacked.
"The next thing I know he pulled out a gun and hit me in the head, threw me in the bushes."
He said the man kicked him repeatedly and another took his work clothes and money while a third man stood back and watched.
Less than 45 minutes later, police said the suspects were 5 miles away on New Bern Street in South End. They spotted a man getting out of his car and ran up with a gun demanding money. That victim ran away and officers said they spotted another victim nearby, attacked him, shot into his car window, and took his belongings.
That victim noticed the suspects leaving in a silver Nissan Murano, wrote down the tag number and called police.
Police said the next crime happened about an hour later in the 7,000 block of Albemarle Road.
The victim told police he gave a man he didn't know a ride in exchange for money. Investigators said the suspect robbed him at gunpoint.
Later officers spotted that silver Murano and arrested 24-year old Jakiel Cunningham and 23-year-old Dominique Moffett.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.