K-9 officers track scent from Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, find robbery evidence

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh K-9 officers tracked a scent from Walnut Creek Amphitheatre to locate items dropped by armed robbers after they stole $500,000 from the venue Monday.

A search warrant shows K-9 officers picked up on a scent from the VIP lot where some money was found.

Police followed the scent through a marsh and woods until a shirt and more money was found in the 2500 block of Friendly Trail.

On July 14, K-9 units continued its search of the area of Friendly Trail. Units found more evidence under a shed with a green roof on the property located at 2505 Friendly Trail.

Clothing matching what victims described the suspects wearing during the robbery was found under the shed, the warrants shows.

According to the warrants, three armed men entered the cash office of the venue Monday and ordered all employees to get down on the ground.

The suspects then ordered one employee to call the general manager and get her to come to the office.

When the general manager arrived, the warrant says she was forced at gunpoint to open the safe.

Police say the suspects then filled several book bags with money from the safe.

Before taking off the suspects forced three employees into a walk-in freezer, and locked two others in the cash office, according to the court document.

Adjani Jari Bryant, 22, is the only suspect arrested in the robbery.

He was charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and five counts second-degree kidnapping.

He has been transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

Raleigh police said it is still searching for two additional suspects.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information that might assist it is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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