1 arrested, 1 sought after downtown Raleigh robberies

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A car crashed and shots were fired shortly after several people were robbed early Saturday morning in downtown Raleigh, police said.

Officials said the crimes happened around 6:30 a.m. in City Market.

The robbery happened outside a store in the 300 block of Parham Street where police say several customers were waiting in line for a sale when the store opened.

Two armed suspects rounded the corner from Wolfe Street and robbed a customer, taking money and personal items, according to police. The suspects then fled on foot as victims began to disperse, including one who drove away in his vehicle.

Police say that victim then hit at least one of the suspects with his vehicle near the intersection of South Person and East Martin Streets.

The two suspects fled again on foot to the 800 block of South East Street where one of the suspects, Jashon Marquis Estes, 19, was arrested. He was taken to WakeMed for injuries after being hit by the vehicle.

Jashon Marquis Estes, 19

image courtesy Raleigh/Wake CCBI

Estes was later charged by police with 3 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, 1 count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, and 1 count of assault by pointing a gun. He was taken to the Wake County Detention Center.

Police are still looking for the second suspect.

No charges were filed in connection to the vehicle crash. Police are still investigating.

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