Teens charged in attempted armed robbery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested three people after they say they attempted to rob a cell phone store in northwest Charlotte Tuesday evening.

According to CMPD, officers heard gunshots outside the Metro PCS store in the 7900 block of Moores Chapel Road just before 8 p.m. Police say the officers saw a suspect running toward a suspect vehicle after hearing the shots.

CMPD says the officers began pursuing the vehicle that ended with three suspects fleeing the vehicle, which was reportedly stolen during a carjacking earlier this week, before being apprehended.

Two of the suspects apprehended are juveniles and have not been identified by police. The third suspect, identified as Keitavon James, 16, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, shooting into an occupied dwelling, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a handgun by a minor, concealed carry of a gun, and resist/obstruct/delay of an officer.

Police say the vehicle was stolen during a robbery and carjacking in the 6300 block of Pinto Place on November 6. During that incident, CMPD says the victims were robbed by an armed suspect.

Officials are investigating to determine who committed the robbery of the vehicle during the incident. 

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