2 arrested in connection with armed robberies in Charlotte

2 arrested in connection with armed robberies in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were arrested in connection with two armed robberies in Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told Channel 9.

Brenton Mosley, 20, and Jaelin Harris, 17, were charged.

Around 1:01 a.m. Tuesday, North Tryon Division patrol officers responded to the 5800 block of The Plaza in reference to an armed robbery call. A woman told officers that she was walking down The Plaza when a white SUV pulled up beside her.

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The front passenger, armed with a handgun, jumped out of the SUV and demanded her property. After receiving the property, the suspect punched the victim in the face and fled in the SUV.

Later that morning, at around 5:33 a.m., Steele Creek Division patrol officers responded to the 5500 block of Old Pineville Road in reference to an armed robbery with a victim shot. The location was the parking lot of the Aldi's grocery store.

According to the warrant, the victim had walked to the Aldi's to meet his uncle, who was going to pick him up and take him to work. He told officers that he was alongside the building when three men approached him to rob him and one had a gun. The man shot him three times.

The warrant states that the men took off in a car and police checked city cameras and license plate readers and saw a 2005 Ford Explorer with a tag of DFB-7399 in the parking lot just before the shooting.

They tracked down the Ford and found it registered to Mosely, who matched the description of one of the suspects.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries.

Information gathered during the investigation indicated that the victim was approached by suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun. The men then robbed and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene in a white SUV.

Additional information and evidence gathered by detectives during the course of these investigations led them in identifying Mosley and Harris as the suspects in both cases.

On Wednesday, Mosley was arrested by armed robbery detectives without further incident.  Earlier Thursday morning, the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Harris without further incident.

Mosley and Harris have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and are currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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