A man charged last month with armed robberies at two discount stores was accused Wednesday of robbing two Family Dollar stores and a Dollar General store, all in Raleigh.
Jamie Marachel Williams, 45, was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of conspiracy and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.
Williams has been held at the Wake County Detention Center since Nov. 10, when Raleigh police charged him with an attempted armed robbery.
Arrest records in the most recent cases and information disclosed in a police search warrant showed Williams had worked with one of the chains and had been rejected for a management position because a background check turned up his criminal record.
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The warrants served on Williams at the jail Wednesday charged that he and a “person unknown” used a handgun to steal $3,367 from a Family Dollar store at 4654 Capital Blvd. on Aug. 22.
Another charge said Williams used a box cutter as a weapon in robbing $3,334 from a Dollar General employee at 1131 Falls River Ave. on Sept. 7.
The third robbery and conspiracy counts cited a $900 stickup with a handgun at the Family Dollar at 3400 New Birch Drive on Sept. 28. That case led to the kidnapping charges involving two workers.
Williams was charged Nov. 16 with armed robbery and Nov. 20 with attempted armed robbery.
With the newest charges, his bail rose to $825,000. He was scheduled for a court appearance Thursday on the new charges.
When police charged Williams initially, they also charged Vincent Allen Dewitt King, 36, with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of conspiring to commit the robberies.
Williams has been a focus of investigations by Raleigh and Knightdale police in a string of discount-store robberies that began in July.