Suspects in sweepstakes cafe robbery identified

Lonnel McRae and Gregory Burgess (Courtesy: Fayetteville Police Dept.)

June 25, 2012 2:29:26 PM PDT
Fayetteville police have now identified both suspects from the recent robbery of a sweepstakes parlor.

A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of 25-year-old Lonnel McRae, of Fayetteville. Warrants were also issued Friday for the arrest of 27-year-old Gregory Burgess, of Fayetteville.

The robbery happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Little Vegas in the 2800 block of Owen Drive.

Police said two suspects entered the business, displayed handguns, assaulted an employee and a customer, took an undisclosed amount of money from the business, and then stole a vehicle belonging to the customer when they left the scene. That vehicle has since been recovered.

On Friday, authorities released several pictures captured from surveillance video of the suspects.

Click here to view footage from the surveillance video

Detectives are still looking for Burgress and McRae. Both are charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856.

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