Man charged in string of Thanksgiving armed robberies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested a man in connection with a string of robberies on Thanksgiving. 

According to CMPD, officers responded to a robbery in the 4800 block of Banfshire Road in north Charlotte around 6:30 a.m. The victim told police they were parked outside a home when they were approached by several suspects. One of the suspects, armed with a gun, reportedly robbed the victim of personal belongings. 

About an hour later, CMPD responded to another attempted robbery in the 2400 block of Dunlavin Way. The suspects reportedly attempted to rob the victim in a parking lot but were unsuccessful and ran from the scene. While investigating the Dunlavin Way incident, officers were notified of another robbery in the 2400 block of Pinkney Avenue. The victim said an armed suspect approached them demanding money. The suspect allegedly struck the victim with a firearm during the robbery. 

On Friday, CMPD officers located a stolen Jeep Cherokee matching the description provided by victims. The driver refused to pull over, initiating a high-speed chase. The driver, identified as Carlos Demarcuis Burch, was captured after he crashed into a pole. 

Burch was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, operating a motor vehicle while fleeing from law enforcement, hit and run, and resisting arrest. Burch was also served additional warrants, including four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, four counts of attempted robbery with dangerous weapon, three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon. 

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