Man caught in Garner after police say he stole BMW, machete & AR-15 during multi-day crime spree

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Monday, August 23, 2021
Man captured in Garner after multi-day crime spree
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Witnesses reported seeing the man run through yards in a Garner neighborhood while holding an AR-15 rifle.

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man who was taken into custody after a pursuit that ended in Garner over the weekend was wanted in multiple business robberies, police said on Monday.

The pursuit began after officers spotted a stolen white 2015 BMW 535i at Plaza Apartments on Sunday around noon. The car was reported stolen on Friday and was believed to have been used during an attempted armed robbery of a Brinks armored vehicle on Saturday.

Officers watched a man get into the vehicle but when officers approached, the man took off south down Benson Road.

Police chased and then pursuit ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed at the intersection of Benson Road and Atchison Street.

Witnesses reported seeing the man run through yards on Atchison Street while holding an AR-15 rifle.

The suspect -- later identified as 24-year-old Quadarius Crenshaw of Clayton -- was eventually found hiding in a vacant home at 105 Atchison Street.

He has been charged with two counts of Breaking and Entering related to business break-ins at Mira Auto Sales located at 4807 Fayetteville Road in Raleigh and Reliable Cars & Trucks located at 4803 Fayetteville Road in Raleigh. Both break-ins happened Friday morning. A white 2015 BMW 535i, a machete, and an AR-15 rifle were stolen during the break-in at Mira Auto Sales, police said.

Crenshaw has also been charged with one count of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon related to the attempted robbery of a Brinks armored truck that occurred at the Bank of America located at 547 Benson Road on Saturday. He also has pending charges out of Wayne County for first-degree burglary, kidnapping, and robbery.

"Law enforcement officers undoubtedly stopped a dangerous criminal from continuing a multiple-day crime spree with the suspect's apprehension on Sunday. We sincerely appreciate assistance from Sheriff Gerald Baker, Wake County Sheriff's Tactical Response Team, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. We appreciate the relationships we have with our law enforcement partners and recognize their support played a significant role in this peaceful outcome," said Garner Police Chief Joe Binns in a statement.

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