Suspects arrested for multiple robberies

April 1, 2008 12:53:26 PM PDT
Fayetteville police break up what they call a major crime ring. Police say the suspects are all members of the gang known as the Bloods.

The six suspects are believed to be responsible for as many as 16 robberies within the Fayetteville city limits and at this time have been charged with six robberies in the city limits and one robbery in Spring Lake.

Police say the suspects ranging from ages 15 to 30-years-old targeted fast food restaurants and convenience stores.

Police say they got a break in the case after Bryant Dennings, 24, and Jerry Dennings, 30, were caught committing a home invasion. In that crime the Dennings brothers are charged with breaking into a home on Dwight Circle and shooting a man three times in the chest.

Lieutenant Alex Thompson with the Fayetteville Police Department explains, "As a result of their arrest and the knowledge that we received from all the individuals involved in that investigation on Dwight Circle we found that there were four individuals that were in the Fayetteville area that were committing multiple robberies."

Thompson says the suspects robbed a BP station in the 3300-block of Bragg Boulevard on March 16 and minutes later robbed a Kangaroo station in the 3100-block of Bragg Boulevard. There the suspects shot the clerk in the leg.

"What they did is they went in under the guise of purchasing something, and when the register was opened, they robbed the place," Thompson explained.

All the suspects are in the Cumberland County Detention Center facing charges ranging from robbery with a dangerous weapon to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Additional charges are expected in the remainder of the robberies.


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