1 arrested, 1 on the run after Charlotte-area fast food armed robberies

- UPDATE: (1/27/17 11:02 a.m.): One man is facing additional charges for his involvement in a recent series of armed robberies to Charlotte-area businesses, police say. 

James White Bunch, 28, has been charged with five additional counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of second degree kidnapping, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon for his involvement in these cases listed below.

  • June 13, 2016, armed robbery of McDonald’s, located at 6227 Monroe Road (see report number 2016-0613-0213-00)
  • June 17 2016, armed robbery of Burger King, located at 2901 South Boulevard (see report number 2016-0617-0011-02)
  • January 20, 2017, armed robbery of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, located at 6011 Albemarle Road (see report number 2017-0120-2158-06)
  • January 21, 2017, armed robbery of KFC/Taco Bell, located at 2834 Boyer Street (see report number 2017-0121-1019-00)
  • January 22, 2017, armed robbery of Advanced Auto Parts, located at 10025 Albemarle Road (see report number 2017-0122-1219-02)

Bunch remains in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Additional charges are forthcoming. This is an ongoing investigation
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UPDATE: (1/25/17 5:00 p.m.) - One man is facing multiple charges for his involvement in a recent series of armed robberies to Charlotte-area businesses, police say. 

Bunch is charged with 10 counts of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, felony breaking and entering, attempted armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill inflicting serious injury. 

Information gathered by detectives lead them to identify Bunch as a suspect in this case. 

Bunch was located Tuesday morning, Jan. 24 without incident. He has been charged with the following armed robberies: 

  • July 8, 2016 armed robbery of Jimmy John’s, located at 9130 Harris Corner Parkway
  • October 9, 2016 armed robbery of Burger King, located at 7026 Albemarle Road
  • October 9, 2016 armed robbery of Bojangles, located at 6120 South Boulevard 
  • October 30, 2016 armed robbery of McDonald’s, located at 6227 Monroe Road 
  • October 30, 2016 armed robbery of Popeyes, located at 6011 Albemarle Road 
  • December 9, 2016 armed robbery of Panera, located at 9321 J W Clay Boulevard 
  • December 14, 2016 armed robbery at Advance Auto, located at 2142 Rocky River Road
  • December 16, 2016 armed robbery of Food Lion, located at 2931 E. WT Harris Boulevard 

The other suspect remains on the loose. Additional charges are forthcoming. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  

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ORIGINAL STORY

Police are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects they say are responsible for at least eight fast food restaurant armed robberies of  in Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say three fast food restaurants were held up at gun point Sunday evening in Charlotte.

The robberies happened between 8:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. at the  Burger King in the 2900 block of South Blvd., the Jack in the Box in the 300 block of Westinghouse Blvd., and the Cook Out in the 1300 block of W. Sugar Creek Road.

In each situation, a black male suspect armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money, according to police. Thankfully no one was injured.

Investigators believe these incidents are related to armed robberies that took place on January 17 at the Waffle House on Stetson Drive, Jack in the Box on N. Tryon Street; January 19 at the Burger King on Westinghouse Blvd.; January 20 at the Popeye's on Albemarle Road; on January 22 at McDonalds on Monroe Road.

In addition to the fast food robberies, investigators say the suspects are also responsible for an armed robbery at Advanced Auto Parts on Sunday, Jan. 22 on Albemarle Road. 

The first suspect is described as a light skin black male in his 20's to early 30's, approximately 6'0" in height and thin build.

The second suspect is described as a black male, about 5'6". 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

 

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