Frankie George Grimes, 23, and Marquize Jerrell Knight, 22, both of Durham, were arrested Thursday night following an armed robbery at a fast food restaurant.
Officers were dispatched to a robbery call at Subway at 2405 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.
Employees told officers that two men with hoods pulled tight around their faces entered the business, jumped over a counter and demanded money.
Police said the men, who were armed with a gun, forced a female employee to the floor, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a car.
A few minutes later, officers responded to a suspicious person with a weapon near the intersection of House Avenue and Chapel Hill Road.
Knight and Grimes were arrested on House Avenue. Officers recovered a gun and cash at the scene.
There were no injuries in any of the five robberies.
Knight and Grimes were also charged with committing the following robberies:
- February 10, Speedway at 803 East Geer Street
- February 11, Kroger at 1802 North Pointe Drive
- March 11, University Market at 1108 West Chapel Hill Street
- March 19, Family Dollar at 2904 Guess Road
Knight and Grimes were both charged with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.
In addition, Knight was charged with one count of larceny of a motor vehicle. He was charged with taking a vehicle warming up on Stone Village Court on March 11. He was also charged with one additional count of possession of a stolen vehicle and two probation violations.
Grimes was placed in Durham County Jail under a $1,030,000 bond and Knight was placed in Durham County Jail under a $1,060,000 bond.