• High-speed chase related to weekend kidnapping, robbery

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A police chase came to an end Monday night in north Charlotte at Statesville Road and Oaklawn Avenue with two arrests.

    A source said the chase was tied to a case where two people were kidnapped, tied up and robbed at an ATM over the weekend.

    One witness said the chase was unlike anything he's ever seen before. 

    He said the driver of a gold Jeep Grand Cherokee in the chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph. Two people were arrested and another was still on the loose Monday night.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department detectives received a call about a stolen vehicle moments after they sent a news release asking for help finding a stolen vehicle with a similar description connected to a robbery and kidnapping.

    They have charged Democho Anderson, 33, with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, felony breaking and entering, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and traffic related offenses.

    On Saturday at 4:47 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery call in the 600 block of North Davidson Street. A man and woman arrived at a residence, and were confronted by two armed men and one woman, police said.

    During the robbery Anderson, another man and a woman tied up both victims, who sustained minor injuries, police said.

    The robbers took the male victim’s bank card and used it at a local ATM, and also took the victim’s Jeep, police said.

    The female victim was able to flee and call 911, and officers arrived at the scene and took the female suspect into custody without incident. She has been identified as 25-year-old Anne Alobwede.

    Alobwede was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, felony breaking and entering, aid and abet felony larceny, and communicating threats.        
    Police have not released the names of the people captured in this chase.

    Anyone with information concerning this case or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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