Two charged in Raleigh, Garner sweepstakes holdups

Police have charged two men with armed hold-ups at sweepstakes parlors in Raleigh and Garner and a bingo parlor in Raleigh.

Khaleel Dashawn Smith, 21, was arrested early Thursday at Vardaman and Hightower streets in Raleigh. An arrest warrant listed his address as 4108 Littleton Drive, but he told booking officers he had no permanent home, records showed.

Wednesday night, police arrested Tyree Demetrius McMillan, 22, at his home at 204 Colleton Road in Raleigh.

Arrest warrants accused both men of using a handgun to hold up the Paradise Bingo establishment on Dec. 23, Magic Gold Sweepstakes on New Year's Eve and A1A Sweepstakes on Jan. 13.

A1A is in Garner. The other two businesses are in Raleigh.

Smith and McMillan were each accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring with each other to commit that offense.

According to arrest warrants, the pair stole two cash registers and two money bags from Paradise Bingo, money and cell phones at Magic Gold and about $3,700 in cash from A1A.

McMillan and Smith were held at the Wake County Detention Center in lieu of $450,000 bail each after first court appearances Thursday.