• Man charged in connection with 9 Charlotte robberies in 3 days


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A 35-year-old man has been arrested for a series of armed robberies and assaults at Charlotte businesses.

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    In one case, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Sidney Wayne Williams assaulted someone along a Dilworth neighborhood street.

    Williams is connected to nine robberies, police said.

    Detectives charged Williams with five counts of common law robbery, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of felony conspiracy, attempted common law robbery, assault on a female and misdemeanor larceny and resisting arrest.

    Williams is in custody.

    CMPD provided the following information on the robberies and assaults:

    • Aug. 18 at 11:06 p.m.: Circle K at 7214 The Plaza. Robbery.
    • Aug. 19 at 5:44 a.m.: Quik Trip at 5209 Central Ave. Robbery.
    • Aug. 19 at 7:23 a.m.: Meacham Street. The suspect assaulted a victim during an attempted robbery. The victim sustained minor injuries.
    • Aug. 20 at 6:38 p.m.: Circle K at 7301 The Plaza. Robbery. 
    • Aug. 20 at 8:50 p.m.: Circle K at 7214 The Plaza.  The suspect robbed the business after threatening an employee with a weapon described as a knife.
    • Aug. 21 at 1:51 a.m.: Four suspects, two males and two females, robbed the 7-Eleven at 5343 Monroe Road. One suspect assaulted the employee. The employee sustained minor injuries.
    • Aug. 21 at 7:53 a.m.: Two male suspects robbed the Circle K at 5018 Sunset Road.
    • Aug. 21 at 10:57 a.m.: Circle K at 701 North Graham St. Robbery. Officers located the suspect and after a brief foot chase, apprehended Williams.

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