Woman stabbed in Fayetteville robbery; suspect on the run, police say


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Police say a woman suffered serious injuries when she was stabbed in the chest and arm during a robbery at a gas station Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Fayetteville police arrest man wanted for stabbing woman multiple times during robbery

Fayetteville police said Sunday afternoon that they have charged a suspect in the incident — but he was not in custody. Police warned he was “armed and dangerous.”

Officers responded to the BP Family Fare gas station located in the 5600 block of Yadkin Road, shortly after 7 a.m.

Julius Williams III

The 43-year-old woman was listed in serious condition at a nearby hospital.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.

Julius Williams III, 59, of Fayetteville, has been charged with Robbery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted first-degree murder in the incident, police said in a news release.

Detectives said they also connected Williams to other recent business robberies. One happened Thursday at Coffee Scene in 3800 block of Morganton Road and another on Saturday at Hardee’s also in the same block, police said.

For the other two robberies, Williams has been charged with common law robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and felony possession of stolen goods.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Det. J. Ballard with the Fayetteville Police Department Robbery Unit at (910) 303-7571 or the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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