5 charged in connection to string of robberies in Charlotte

Five people have been charged in connection to a string of robberies in Charlotte, police said (Source: CMPD)

Five people have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies in Charlotte this month.

The robberies happened on November 24 and November 27. In the first incident, officers responded about 7:48 p.m. to an armed robbery call for service that occurred in the 7900 block of East WT Harris Boulevard. The victim advised the suspect got in his vehicle and forced him to drive at gunpoint. The suspect then forced the victim out of the vehicle and drove away, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

In the second incident, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 6000 block of Conference Lane. Upon arrival, officers were advised the victim was robbed by two suspects at gunpoint. The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

Officers located the suspect vehicle about 6:03 p.m. on November 28. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle failed to stop. A pursuit ensued and the vehicle came to a stop on Eastway Drive near Shamrock after striking several vehicles. The occupants jumped and ran from the vehicle but were detained shortly afterwards.

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Officers determined that the vehicle involved in the pursuit, a 2013 Kia Optima, was reported stolen from Featherbrook Road on November 27, 2018.

Kaiterrance Nashawn Moore, 17, Jamaree Tamel Edwards, 16,  Tajhier Diomaree Ordde, 16, Kadijah Zaire Whitlock, 16,  and a 14-year-old male have been charged in connection to the cases.