Police have arrested two people in connection with robberies at two Charlotte restaurants.
Officers were called to a McDonald's on Central Avenue after a robbery on Wednesday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said. A description was given out of a suspect leaving the scene in a black Nissan Maxima, investigators said.
Police said a witness flagged down an officer in an alleyway near the restaurant where a black Nissan was parked. While pulling into the alley, the officer saw a man flee from the car, jump a nearby fence and toss a handgun, according to investigators.
Rahshawn Johnson, 20, was apprehended by officers and identified as a suspect in the robbery, police said.
Officers also arrested Mariah Pew, 20, who they said was the driver of the suspect vehicle.
Police said both suspects admitted to the robbery and to having robbed a Captain D's restaurant on Freedom Drive.
Johnson and Pew were each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.