Police: Two arrested in connection with Kannapolis robberies

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. —

Around 11:20 p.m. Thursday, a robbery alarm was received by the Kannapolis Communications Center from the Wilco-Hess on North Cannon, according to a news release.

Patrol officers were in the area and observed a white Chevrolet Cavalier leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

The officers followed the vehicle and stopped it as it pulled into a driveway near Dalrymple Street.

The vehicle was being driven by Megan Chambers, 26, and occupied by Johntavious Lamont McGrant-Billings, 19. The two were held while additional officers responded to the business.

When officers arrived at the business, the clerk reported that a black male came into the store carrying a pump-action shotgun. The robber was wearing all black with a black and red mask.

The man came behind the counter and forced the clerk to give him the money along with cigarettes.

Inside the vehicle in plain view were several shotgun shells along with a black and red mask.

The Criminal Investigations Division was called to the scene to investigate further. Detectives were able to clear the following other armed robberies based off these arrests: Wilco-Hess South, Nov. 9; Kangaroo (China Grove), Nov. 10; Rushco (North Cannon at 26th), Nov. 14; Wilco-Hess North, Nov. 15.

Two additional suspects were identified: Deangelo Chisolm and Brandel Lowe of Kannapolis.

Chisolm is wanted for his involvement in the Nov. 9 robbery and Lowe is wanted for his involvement in the Nov. 9 and Nov. 14 robberies.