Kendrick Keyanti Gregory – the man charged with a crime spree on Monday that included the murder of pawn shop owner, the attempted murder and robbery of a man outside a New Bern Avenue hotel, and the rape of a 15-year-old girl – has been charged today with an additional armed robbery.
Raleigh police detectives have charged Gregory with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for the robbery of International Foods, 2215 New Hope Church Road, just before 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Two gunshots were fired during the crime, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue, but there were no injuries reported.
Gregory already was charged with:
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▪ assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the shooting and robbery of Lenin Alvaringa, 27, at 3804 New Bern Ave.
▪ murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the murder and robbery of Thomas Melvin Durand, 64, at Durand’s Mr. Pawn business, 4630 Capital Blvd.
▪ first degree rape in connection with a crime committed against a 15-year-old female that occurred shortly after the murder of Durand and before he drove to the Brentwood neighborhood and fled from the BMW he had been driving.
Although no related charges have been filed, police reports indicate Gregory also is believed to have stolen several cars as he moved around Raleigh and then fled north to New York City where he was apprehended by police there on Tuesday.
Sughrue’s news release stated: “Preliminary information indicates his arrest stemmed from a traffic stop that was conducted on a vehicle he was driving that had been reported stolen from a parking lot (in New York City).