The robbery happened at at 1410 W. Williams Street. Police said the victim had arranged to meet someone about a Craigslist advertisement when the suspects came up to him and stole his wallet.
The four suspects fled in a car going east on Highway 64, but were intercepted by Apex police officers.
Three were captured immediately, but the fourth fled on foot towards the school. He was captured a short time later and had the gun on him that was used in the robbery.
The school was temporarily locked down during the incident.
Authorities have charged 24-year-old Bryan Elliot Beatty of Raleigh, 20-year-old Jordan Anthony Gray of Wendell, 25-year-old Javon Tyrell Williams of Raleigh, and 16-year-old Safari Malik Greene of Wendell with robbery with dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.
According to arrest warrants, $2,600 in cash and cellphones valuing $3,000 were taken from the victim after being threatened with a semi-automatic handgun.
Beatty, Gray and Williams have previous arrest records in Wake County. Beatty is the son of North Carolina Utilities Commissioner Bryan Beatty Sr.
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