• Union Co. deputies say 2 linked to robbery arrested after chase

    By: Tina Terry

    Updated:

    INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Union County deputies said Thursday morning they arrested two men in connection with a robbery at a Firehouse Subs in Indian Trail on Wednesday night.

    Officers said Wednesday night they were able to track the men down after a high-speed chase.

    PHOTO TIMELINE: Recent fast-food restaurant robberies

    Investigators said they interviewed the men Wednesday night. Officials said Dashawn Hunt and Davon McKnight robbed the restaurant on East Independence Boulevard at 9 p.m.
     
    People who frequent the Indian Trail shopping center were floored by the restaurant robbery.
     
    “It is scary, absolutely. It’s a lot of people out here. It’s not a deserted area,” said Angela Naserelden.

    Witnesses gave deputies a good description of the suspect car, and Stallings police spotted it on Independence Boulevard.

    Police said they chased them into Matthews. The suspects crashed their car and police arrested them.

    There have been a lot of fast-food robberies since the start of the year, most of them in Charlotte.

    Detectives said they're still working to find out if McKnight and Hunt are connected to any of them.

    "We are communicating with other agencies and comparing the robberies,” said Capt. Ronnie Whitaker with Union County Sheriff’s Office.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said there have been 22 commercial robberies in Charlotte since December 2013 a 340 percent spike from the same time period last year, when there were only five.
     
    Union County deputies said they're working to find out if Hunt and McKnight are responsible for any others.
     
    "At this point, we have not determined that they're involved in any of those, but it is something that we're considering,” Whitaker said.
     
    Some people have a message for the suspects.
     
    "I think it's terrible when people, they're too sorry to work and they try to get something for nothing from somebody else,” Lois Hinson said.

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