RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police investigating a rash of armed robberies in Raleigh arrested two suspects after a chase ended in a crash Tuesday afternoon. The vehicle involved was linked to 14 robberies since Saturday — seven of which happened in a 12-hour span on Monday.
A vehicle linked to the robberies was spotted on Spice Ridge Lane by a Raleigh police officer around 4 p.m. Tuesday. When the car didn’t stop, officers initiated a chase that ended at an apartment complex near Tryon Road and Trailwood Drive. The suspect vehicle crashed into woods nearby.
One of two men inside the vehicle tried to get out, but both were arrested, police said.
The car has since been towed from the scene.
Raleigh police said the vehicle was connected to 14 robberies since Saturday.
Police said the suspects displayed a weapon during the course of the crimes that occurred mainly in southwest and southeast Raleigh.
- Robbery reported at 12:51 p.m. in the 1000 block of Carolina Pines Ave.
- Robbery reported at 1:34 p.m. in the 1300 block of Carolina Pines Ave.
- Robbery reported at 5:11 p.m. in the 900 block of Southgate Dr.
- Robbery reported at 7:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of Burgess Ct.
- Robbery reported at 7:27 p.m. in the 300 block of Oak Run Dr.
- Robbery reported at 8:44 p.m. in the 500 block of Schenley Dr.
- Robbery reported at 11:16 p.m. in the 2600 block of New Hope Church Rd.
One man, Aaron, said he was the victim in one of the midday robberies Monday along Carolina Pines Avenue.
Aaron said the suspects approached him with guns and demands.
“Give me your wallet, give me your wallet,” he recalled them saying. “I just threw my hands up.”
Aaron said he was not going to give the men his wallet. He said they only made off with his headphones, before speeding off in a car he took note of.
“A black four-door Honda,” he said.