Man arrested for several armed robberies in Charlotte

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested Tommy Joe Harvey, 21, for his involvement in an extensive series of armed robberies.

Here are the reported robberies noted below: 

• On September 22, 2015 at approximately 2:05 p.m., a male entered the Wells Fargo, located at 2610 West Sugar Creek Road, and passed a note to the teller stating that they were being robbed.  The teller handed the suspect money and the suspect left on foot.   

• On October 12, 2015 at approximately 10:33 a.m., a male entered the Wells Fargo, located at 2610 West Sugar Creek Road, and walked passed all of the customers in line and went to a teller window and attempted to pass a note.  The teller noticed him and hit the holdup alarm and told the others that they were being robbed.  The suspect fled on foot. 

• On October 12, 2015 at approximately 8:20 p.m., a male entered the Advanced Auto Parts, located at 8515 Hankins Road, and robbed the business at gunpoint. 

• On November 14, 2015 at approximately 8:23 p.m., a male entered the Advanced Auto Parts, located at 8515 Hankins Road, and robbed the business at gunpoint.

• On November 18, 2015 at approximately 9:56 p.m., a male entered the O’Reillys Auto Parts, located at 6505 Old States Road, and robbed the business at gunpoint. 

• On November 25, 2015 at approximately 7:40 a.m., a male entered the Advanced Auto Parts, located at 8515 Hankins Road, and robbed the business at gunpoint.  

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located and arrested Harvey without incident. 

He was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Robbery Detectives.  Upon completion of the interview, Harvey was charged with four counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Common Law Robbery, and Attempted Common Law Robbery and was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with additional information concerning these cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, CLICK HERE!

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