Police charged two teens Tuesday with a series of armed robberies that began late last month and continued until this week.
Investigators say the youths were armed with a handgun and knife, according to arrest warrants made public Tuesday morning at the Wake County Clerk of Courts Office.
Eric Matthew Angello, 16, of 11838 Canemount Court in Raleigh and Zaire Dyjuante Wright, 17, of 560-101 Seawright Place in Wake Forest were each charged with eight felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; one felony count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and two felony counts of second-degree kidnapping.
Investigators say Angello was armed with a “silver, large curved knife” and Wright with a “silver revolver” during a robbery spree that began April 25, when police say the pair robbed a citizen of his cash.
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The same day, police say, the two teens also robbed Uncle Bill’s, a convenience store on New Hope Church Road, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Investigators say the string of robberies ended Sunday with the hold-up of a Han Dee Hugo’s on Capital Boulevard. Police think the teens are responsible for robberies Saturday at another Han Dee Hugo’s on Rock Quarry Road and a Speedway gas station.
The teens have also been charged with robbing a BP station, a Marathon gas store and Zack’s grocery earlier this month.
Teens are being held in the Wake County jail. Angello is being held in lieu of a $1.5 million bail; Wright’s bail was set at $1.2 million, a jail spokesman reported Tuesday afternoon.