RALEIGH — Two men face charges of carrying out armed stickups at two convenience stores Sunday and at three others in the past two weeks along with conspiracy and concealed-weapon charges.
Late Sunday, police stopped Harold Leroy Williams and Gregory Earl Bellamy in the 3700 block of New Bern Avenue after spotting a car like one reportedly used in the holdups that day.
Shortly after, police served arrest warrants charging Williams, 23, and Bellamy, 21, with five counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts each of conspiring with the to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon.
In each robbery, a clerk reported that a gun had been pointed at him or her, and police said in the warrants that it was a black BB gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol.
The arrests came after two armed robberies on Sunday, one at a pair of Kangaroo Express stores, one on Louisburg Road and one on East Millbrook Road.
Police also charged that the two stuck up a Kangaroo Express on Pleasant Valley Road on Nov. 27, a Circle K on New Bern Avenue on Nov. 29, a Handee Hugo on Glenwood Avenue on Dec. 4.
Williams was being held on a $1 million bond for a court appearance Monday.
Bellamy was being held on a $500,000 bond.