Raleigh police charge man threatened Walmart clerk to make cash theft possible

From staff reportsJune 4, 2014 

— Lamar Maurice Brown, 20, faces charges of extortion, felony larceny and conspiracy in a May 18 theft of cash from a Walmart store after, police charged, he threatened to kill a clerk if she did not leave her cash register open for Brown and an accomplice.

Brown, of 6902 Camden Crest in Raleigh was arrested Tuesday morning at a Glenwood Avenue restaurant near the Walmart, records show.

Arrest warrants charge that Brown and Tyler Craven Cox, 18, of Raleigh worked together to steal $1,204.21 from the retailer on May 18.

Brown, the warrants say, threatened a female clerk, saying he would “kill her if she did not leave her cash register and money bag open....”

Cox was arrested May 30, and he was being held in the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $6,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 23, calendars show.

A magistrate set Brown’s bail at $200,000, saying he had an “extensive and violent criminal history.”

State Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice records show that Brown was convicted April 24 of three breaking-and-entering charges from 2013 and had been convicted last June 24 of receiving and possessing a gun in May 2013.

He had been placed on probation after the April conviction.

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