UPDATE: Man wearing clown mask charged in 2 armed robberies

CONCORD, N.C. — The Concord Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred over the weekend.

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According to police, the first robbery happened just before 3 a.m. Sunday at the Speedway gas station on Warren C. Coleman Blvd. near Wilshire Avenue Southwest.

Authorities said the second robbery happened the same day around 10:15 p.m., at the Bojangles’ off U.S. Highway 601 South next to McDonald's.

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The gunman in each of the robberies was dressed in black clothing and wearing a white clown mask.

Police said Tuesday they arrested Jaythien Isiah Cartagena and charged him with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

(Jaythien Isiah Cartagena)

Anyone with information on these cases is encouraged to contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at 704-932-7463.

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