Raleigh man charged with several armed robberies

Donovan Chaplain (Raleigh Police Department)

December 17, 2011 12:44:20 PM PST
Raleigh Police arrested a man Friday they say is involved in a spree of armed robberies around the city

Detectives charged Donovan Chaplain, 22, with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, six counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The charges relate to a number of hold ups dating back to October. Police say Chaplain is responsible for the Oct. 26 robbery of the Papa John's on Capital Blvd., the Oct. 31 robbery of the Peace Street Market on W. Peace St., the Nov. 6 attempted robbery of the Exxon on New Bern Ave., the Nov 6 robbery of the Circle K on Spring Forest Rd., the Nov. 6 robbery of the Domino's Pizza on Falls of Neuse Rd., and the Nov. 12 robbery of the Circle K on Lake Boone Trail Rd.

Chaplain was already in custody at the Wake County Jail on unrelated charges when he was served with arrest warrants for the charges.

Police believe additional suspects are known to have been involved in the robberies. Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919)834-HELP.

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