Crime

17-year-old girl charged with 3 armed robberies at Raleigh sweepstakes parlors

Ruby Charlira Hopson
Ruby Charlira Hopson CCBI

A 17-year-old girl is charged with gunpoint robberies that netted more than $10,000 from sweepstakes parlors in the past three weeks.

Ruby Charlira Hopson, of 3819 Lupton Circle, was arrested Thursday.

Tuesday, police had sworn out arrest warrants accusing her of gunpoint robberies on Jan. 29 and Feb. 11. They added a robbery that happened on Wednesday.

According to the charges, Hopson carried a black, semiautomatic handgun in all three stickups, including one in which $6,435 was taken from Skill Masters Sweepstakes in the 3800 block of Western Boulevard on the night of Jan. 29.

The arrest warrants say $3,000 was taken from Spin City Sweepstakes in the 1600 block of North Market Street on the night of Feb. 11, and $1,400 was stolen from Hot Spot Sweepstakes on Valentine’s Day.

Hopson had been arrested on Feb. 2 on charges of misdemeanor marijuana possession and carrying a concealed weapon.

She was free on bail from those charges when she was arrested.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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