One arrested in sweepstakes cafe robbery, 2nd sought

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

June 29, 2012 5:39:45 AM PDT
Fayetteville police have one of the suspects from the recent robbery of a sweepstakes parlor.

The robbery happened around 6:30 a.m. on June 20 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. The vehicle was later recovered.

Click here to view footage from surveillance video of the suspects

On Thursday, Fayetteville Police arrested 25-year-old Lonnel McRae after a brief foot chase.

McRae has been charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of conspiracy, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $81,500 bond.

Detectives are still looking for the second suspect, 27-year-old Gregory Burgess of Fayetteville. A warrant was issued last week for his arrest.

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

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