Police charged a man Friday night with using a loaded .357 Magnum revolver in unsuccessful bids to rob two Raleigh restaurants.
In arrest warrants, police accused Michael Alan Peele, 22, of trying to hold up a Remington’s Grill at 4551 New Bern Ave. and a Cookout at 3244 Capital Blvd. He was arrested at the Cookout about 10:30 p.m., police said.
Peele was listing as living at 6917 Cooke Farm Lane, a Wake County location with a Wendell address.
The charges against him were two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a gun by a felon. The gun, police wrote, had five live rounds in the chamber.
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Peele was convicted four years ago of felony marijuana possession.
Police said Peele told victims he had a gun, and it was unclear why the robbery attempts failed.
Peele was held in lieu of $350,000 bail and scheduled to appear before a judge on Monday.