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7 charged in robbery spree at cellphone stores in Fayetteville, police say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Six teens and a 20-year-old man were charged in connection with five recent thefts at cellphone stores in Fayetteville, police said Monday.

The incidents took place between June 19 and July 16 and targeted Verizon and AT&T stores. 

The Verizon store in the 1900 block of Skibo Road was robbed June 19 and July 4. The AT&T store also in the 1900 block of Skibo Road was robbed July 10 and 16.

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Another AT&T store in the 4600 block of Ramsey Street was hit on July 2, police said.

Police said the thefts happened when the suspects picked up cellphones in the stores, "defeated the anti-theft devices," and then ran out of the stores while carrying the phones.

Two of the seven suspects have not been caught, but police have filed charges against them.

Police said the following are those arrested along with their charges:

Jacob Lee Dickerson, 18, of the 400 block of Runnymede Drive is still sought after being charged with 10 counts of felony conspiracy, four counts of felony possession of stolen goods, three counts of felony larceny and removal of anti-theft device. 

Aumrey Oliver, 17, of the 500 block of Heathcliff Drive is being sought after he was charged with eight counts of felony conspiracy, three counts of removal of anti-theft device, felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, and misdemeanor larceny. 

Gharen Tarel Terry, 20, of the 800 block of Hilton Drive was arrested Thursday and charged with nine counts of felony conspiracy. 

Angelina Sherrod, 19, of the 1000 block of Ancestry Drive was arrested Wednesday and charged with obtaining property by false pretense.  

Desmond Devone Autry, 19, of the 200 block of Alphin Street was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, felony possession of stolen goods and removal of anti-theft device. 

Day’Janara Marie Saunders, 18, of the 200 block of Buhmann Drive was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense, two counts of conspiracy, and felony larceny.  

JhaNyriah Tajnae Peterson, 18, of the 100 block of State Street was arrested last Tuesday and charged with obtaining property by false pretense and felony possession of stolen goods.


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