Police have charged two with seven armed robberies and a robbery attempt at convenience stores and gas stations between Jan. 4 and Sunday.
Arrest warrants accused Timothy Tyrone Horton, 36, and Antwion Jerome Pulley, 26, of robbing one store two times, and both are also accused of multiple counts of conspiring with each other.
They were arrested Monday.
Horton also was accused of eight counts of gun possession by a felon, and Pulley was denied bail because he is on probation after serving time for a federal conviction for being a felon who had a gun.
The robberies began Jan. 4 at the H&K Mini Mart on North Tarboro Street, according to the charges.
The most recent crime that police said the pair carried out was Sunday at the Little Sue Mini Mart on Buck Jones Road.
Horton and Pulley robbed the T&D Mart on Wake Forest Road twice, police said, on Jan. 28 and then again on March 2.
All of the robbery charges say Horton and Pulley took money, but none of the warrants disclose how much.
Pulley was convicted in December 2009 on the gun-possession charge and was sentenced to up to 6½ years in federal prison after he served time in state prison for convictions in Wake County for a robbery attempt and a felony assault in 2008.
The federal sentence included three years' probation after Pulley got out. He began his federal sentence in 2011.
Horton was held on $2, 449,000 bail, partly because he had several outstanding arrest warrants from Sampson and Johnston counties that included one felony larceny, a felony conspiracy charge and a range of traffic charges.