• Sources: 4 juveniles taken into custody connected to armed robberies

    By: Joe Bruno


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chopper 9 was in the air Wednesday morning as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were seen taking two people into custody in west Charlotte.

    A source told Channel 9 that a total of four juveniles were taken into custody and connected to a series of armed robberies in Charlotte. The exact ages of the suspects have not been released. 

    One happened at about 6 a.m. on Carol Avenue where a 25-year-old had her purse, phone, keys and cash taken at a bus stop.

    One hour later on Dr. Webber Avenue, the suspects robbed a 15-year-old of his school bag and wallet.

    Officers took the two people into custody at Airport Commerce Park on Boyer Street off Billy Graham Parkway.

    A witness told Channel 9 they saw at least three people walking in Airport Commerce Park and then all of a sudden officers swarmed them and took them into custody.

    “I said, ‘Man, this is the wildest dickens,’” witness Scott Howell said. “We just stood and watched this go on.”



    A source told Channel 9 that the suspect vehicle was a black Chevrolet Impala, which was ditched about two miles away on Carlotta Street near Morris Field Drive. Chopper 9 flew over that scene and saw officers surrounding the vehicle.

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