CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested three suspects for committing a short spree of armed robberies in east Charlotte Sunday afternoon.
Police responded to an AutoZone, located on Albemarle Road, around 2:40 p.m. after reports of an armed robbery. Upon arrival, they learned a suspect armed with a pistol attempted to take property belonging to the business. The suspect fled in a silver Dodge sedan before being able to take anything.
Around 20 minutes later, officers responded to reports of another armed robbery at the Dollar General, located on East W. T. Harris Boulevard. When they arrived, officers learned a suspect armed with a pistol took property belonging to the business and fled the scene.
Through an investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect vehicle as a silver Dodge Charger and shared this information with officers across the city. Officers in the field were able to located the suspect vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver refused to stop which initiated a vehicle pursuit.
The pursuit came to an end on Old Statesville Road as a result of damage to both passenger side wheels. Police said all three occupants fled from the vehicle on foot, but were quickly apprehended by officers.
According to police, the three suspects were identified as 23-year-old Anthony Caldwell, 20-year-old Tyerie Davis, and 21-year-old Brian Carmichael. Following an interview with each suspect, each suspect was charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and resist/delay/obstruct a law enforcement officer, according to CMPD. Davis was additionally charged with second degree kidnapping and possession of a stolen firearm, police said, and Caldwell also received an additional charge for possession of a stolen firearm.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police also connected Davis to the Saturday night armed robbery of a Dollar Tree, located on W. WT Harris Blvd, in east Charlotte. Police were dispatched to the location around 10 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, an employee advised officers that an unknown suspect brandished a firearm and demanded property belonging to the victim business.
Through a continued investigation, detectives determined that Davis was the suspect in this case. On Tuesday, Davis, who was still in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, was served with additional warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of 2nd degree kidnapping, police said.
The investigation into these cases is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to leave it anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.