19-year-old charged in string of Raleigh armed robberies

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh police said a 19-year-old man was charged in connection with a string of armed robberies on Lake Wheeler Road including a Citgo gas station and Dollar Tree store.

Johnathon Cicero McGraw was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and masked public appearance.

Johnathon McGraw

Officers were dispatched to Lake Wheeler Road around 5:30 Saturday

Authorities said they have a suspect in custody after a string of robberies in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate a string of incidents along Lake Wheeler Road.

Police said a suspect tried to rob a Dollar Tree along the 2700 block at knifepoint and attempted to rob a Citgo Gas Station in the 2600 block on the same road.

According to officials, the suspect allegedly produced a knife during the robbery of the Dollar Tree and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

There were no injuries.
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