Fayetteville bank robbery suspect arrested in Jonesboro
Fayette County Sheriff's Office detectives Thomas Mindar (left) and Walter Watson take bank robbery suspect

Fayetteville bank robbery suspect arrested in Jonesboro

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies took into custody today a suspect they say robbed the Fidelity Bank near Fayetteville last Wednesday. Apollo Cornelius Tumbling, 37, of Jonesboro has been charged with…

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Two Fayetteville Waffle House locations robbed in two days

 

Fayetteville Police are investigating a second Waffle House armed robbery in two days, and they are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects.

According to reports, a Monday 12;17 a.m. armed robbery took place at the Waffle House at 700 North Glynn Street (Hwy. 85) just south of the Hwy. 314 intersection. Tuesday morning, the Waffle House located on Hwy. 54 near the Gingercake Road intersection was hit in roughly the same manner around 1:05.

Police say the incidents may be connected.

“We’re investigating the possibility,” Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Whitlow said. “There have (more…)

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Police searching for Walgreen’s robber
This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen's pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)

Police searching for Walgreen’s robber

This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen's pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)
This security video image shows the suspect holding a gun to a Fayetteville Walgreen’s pharmacist. (Photo provided by Fayetteville Police Department)

An “armed and extremely dangerous” robber is on the run after hitting three Walgreen’s pharmacies in three cities, say Fayetteville Police, and in each case the man is said to have been after prescription drugs.

According to Lieutenant Mike Whitlow, public information officer with the Fayetteville Police Department, an early-20s black male wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap hit the northern Fayetteville Walgreen’s around 8:50 p.m. on Friday, approaching the pharmacy counter, brandished (more…)

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Fayetteville Police tracking Sunday armed robbery suspects

 

DSC_9815Two men suspected of not being Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos fans are now being tracked down by Fayetteville Police for an armed robbery that reportedly took place around 8:43 p.m. at the Flash Foods convenience store located at the corner of highways 85 and 314.

It is also possible the men, described as black males in their early 20s, simply ran out of Super Bowl beer because they reportedly stole a 12-pack of Bud Light along with a carton of Newport cigarettes before pointing a handgun at the clerk and demanding cash from the register. Police say the (more…)

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Craigslist armed robbery trial declared mistrial
Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

Craigslist armed robbery trial declared mistrial

Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)
Armed Robbery defendant Joshua Wright took the stand to testify in his own trial. (Staff photo by Danny Harrison)

The weeklong Armed Robbery trial of Joshua Wright ended in a mistrial late Friday and looks likely to be retried in February.

Wright and his Fayette County High School classmates Armoni Strozier and Malik Miles were arrested and charged in March 2014 on three counts of Armed Robbery after they allegedly lured people on the 18th and 19th of that month with iPhone sales ads on the Craigslist website.

According to the Fayette County District Attorney’s office, the mistrial came about (more…)

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