On Sunday, police released a surveillance photo of the suspect. Officers identified and arrested him Monday after tips that came after media coverage.
Shalique Amiel Battle, 17, was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Officials say the victims, two teens, went to a parking lot in the 3800 block of New Bern Avenue to buy a designer belt after setting up the sale on social media.
According to police, after the purchase was completed, the seller left the teens' vehicle but returned moments later with two other people and stole cash, a backpack, an iPhone, and the purchased belt.
Battle had a gun, police say.
Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.
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