Man accused of robbery attempts at two Raleigh eateries

Michael Adam Peele
Michael Adam Peele

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.

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.