Armed Arboretum ATM robber pleads guilty

Armed Arboretum ATM robber pleads guilty

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Darian Price

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 2:30 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte man was convicted Thursday in connection with an armed robbery of a woman at an ATM in south Charlotte.

Darian Price, 24, pleaded guilty Thursday of robbing a 54-year-old woman while at an ATM at the Arboretum Shopping Plaza in 2011.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Crimes Against Persons team says Price entered a guilty plea to avoid trial on the charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities say Price approached the victim around 9 p.m. on September 27, 2011, while she was at a drive-up ATM at the Arboretum. Price pulled a gun on the woman while she sat in her car, took about $20 in cash and demanded the woman's cellphone before fleeing, officials say.

Price was sentenced to serve 59 to 80 months in prison, and was ordered to pay $160 in restitution to the victim.

Price was identified by a Crime Stoppers caller who recognized him from surveillance photos shown on a news report.

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