CMPD charge man for 3 business robberies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police’s Armed Robbery Unit charged a Charlotte man for his alleged involvement with three separate business robberies Thursday, according to a press release from CMPD.

Authorities say the man entered the Cash America Pawn on 2640 Freedom Drive to commit an armed robbery Thursday morning. During the robbery, he brandished a firearm and demanded property from the victim business. Once he obtained the property, he fled the scene in a vehicle, said the press release. 

A short time later, officers located the man’s vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect refused to pull over. The man eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed near Patch Avenue and began to flee on foot. 

Officers chased the suspect on foot and took him into custody, said the press release. 

During the investigation, detectives determined that the man was also responsible for the robberies that took place on September 03 at a Rite-Aid, located on 2400 Little Rock Road, and another at the Brownlee Jewelers on 13540 Hoover Creek Boulevard on September 17.

BT Wright III, 26, is charged with six counts of second degree kidnapping, three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of operating a motor vehicle while fleeing from law enforcement, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, and resisting arrest. 

Anyone with information concerning these cases or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  

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