CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Six people have been arrested and charged in a summer-long string of robberies around Charlotte, police announced Monday morning.
In all, 28 charges were handed out by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in eight convenience store robberies between July 26 and September 20.
The robbery string ended on Thursday, police said, when a K-9 was able to track a robbery suspect to a home on Ablewood Road. The 7-11/Shell store at 2519 Beatties Ford Road was robbed at gunpoint and a suspect ran on foot before a K-9 unit found the man.
Officers continued their investigation and the subjects who were inside the residence were interviewed at CMPD Headquarters, CMPD said in a statement.
Police charged four of the six men in connection with the robbery on Thursday at the 7-11/Shell store as well as a robbery on the same day at the Circle K at 701 North Graham Street.
Arrests were made in connection with six other robberies: the Busy Mini Mart at 114 South Hoskins Road on September 16; Sunoco Convenience Store at 3814 Brookshire Boulevard on September 19; Bradford Food Mart at 309 Bradford Drive on September 9; 7-11 at 5455 Brookshire Boulevard on September 12 and July 26; an ATM at 5641 Hovis Road on September 6.
The six people arrested range in age from 17 to 20:
Jacobe Lavonne Walker, 19
Anfernee Nash, 17
Dondrae Lamar Stewart, 19
Sanchez Nicholson, 17
Xavier Mills, 19
Desmond Stone, 20