Police charge trio in connection with 27-hour robbery spree across Charlotte

Police charge trio in connection with 27-hour robbery spree across Charlotte
Azontie Cooper, Nicholas Curlee, Nehemiah Mills (WSOC)

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested and charged Nicholas Curlee, 18, Nehemiah Mills, 20 and Azontie Cooper, 19, Tuesday for a series of crimes that occurred across multiple divisions in a 27-hour robbery spree.

  • May 4 at 1:29 a.m.: A victim was robbed at gunpoint in the 3600 block of Statesville Avenue.
  • May 5 at 12:20 a.m.: Three suspects tried to rob someone in the 5700 block of Joyce Avenue.
  • May 5 at 12:42 a.m.: The suspects robbed someone at gunpoint in the 1100 block of Justice Avenue and fled in a Toyota.
  • May 5 at 1:27 a.m.: Someone else was robbed at gunpoint in the 2800 block of Milton Road and drove off in a Toyota.
  • May 5 at 4:21 a.m.: Three suspects robbed a victim in the 2700 block of Tuckaseegee Road.

Detectives located and pulled over the Toyota on Statesville Road at 2:46 a.m. Tuesday and the suspects were arrested and brought to jail.

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Curlee was charged with five counts of armed robbery from person, five counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and carrying a concealed weapon.

Mills was charged with five counts of armed robbery from person and five counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Cooper was charged with four counts of armed robbery from person and four counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The investigation is ongoing.

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