4 teens charged in string of robberies

Police have charged four teens for their involvement in a string of armed robberies that have occurred in the Independence Division of Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police have charged four teens for their involvement in a string of armed robberies that have occurred in the Independence Division of Charlotte.

Four robberies occurred between October 16 and October 25 all of which occurred when services were rendered by vehicle. 

On October 16, a Papa John's pizza employee was delivering an order to a certain address. When he arrived, he was approached by two male suspects who brandished a firearm. The employee did not have anything for them to take and subsequently was struck on the face with the firearm. The suspects then stole the pizzas and fled on foot.

The following night a Chinese food employee was delivering an order when the same incident occurred. The suspects robbed him at gunpoint, police say.

A Crown Cab taxi driver was given an address to come pick someone up. On arrival, the customer was waiting out front, however, the driver said he observed a suspect walking towards him with a gun and pulling a mask over his face. He immediately drove off.

A Chopstick delivery driver was held up and robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday. 

The four 14-year-old suspects were charged with armed robbery related charges. Devonta Carter and Marques Addison were charged as juveniles and transported to the Cabarrus County Juvenile Detention Center. 

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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