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Fayetteville man charged in five robberies; accomplice sought

Posted November 3, 2011
Updated November 12, 2011

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— A Fayetteville man out of prison for four months faces charges in five armed robberies over the past week, as authorities continue to search for his teenaged accomplice in a bank robbery in Hope Mills.

Fayetteville and Hope Mills police credited tipsters for leading them to the arrest of Marvin Rashaad Cummings, 21, of 1220 Weeping Willow Way, on Wednesday. He's charged in connection with five robberies:

  • Sunoco, 6022 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, on Oct. 27
  • Exxon, 502 Grove St., on Oct. 29
  • Shortstop, 3400 Ramsey St. on Oct. 29
  • Shortstop, 1208 Bragg Blvd., on Oct. 30
  • RBC Centura bank in Hope Mills on Nov. 1

Anyone with information is urged to call their local law enforcement, Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856, Hope Mills police at 910-429-3519 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Fayetteville police said they believe that Cummings and his accomplice intended to rob an RBC Bank on Ramsey Street on Oct. 31. However, bank staff thought their behavior was suspicious and called police, causing the men to leave before officers arrived, police said.

Cummings served 4½ years in prison for 2006 convictions for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping and conspiracy, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released in July and was still on parole at the time of his arrest.

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  • lilmszladii3 Nov 9, 2011

    These are human beings....age doesn't matter.
    No @leroyw93 they SHOULDN'T have been shot for whatever reason. @loprestw... I would tell you to go kill yourself, but thats not appropriate. Thats not whatsoever funny.
    Our judicial system is far from perfect but its not just that. The outside world is just as cruel. Who would hire a felon? Maybe they the mistake shouldnt have been made in the first place but still. You dont know someones motives for doing what they do. Dont wish bad on people and yes wishing someone a longer sentence is bad. Let God handle it. Everything we do on this earth has a consequence, be it good or bad. But if it were happening to you, you would stfu with all of these ignorant comments....so mind your own lives and stfu. Period. Anyone disagree? IDGAF. Sue me. Or click the little "Report Abuse" button.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 4, 2011

    See people dont learn a lesson by going to jail and being let go, that get a slap on the hand! He shouldnt have EVER been let out! People are never going to quit commiting crimes unless we offer harsher punishments!! Hes gonna go back for a few years if that and come out to do it all over again!

  • Bob3425 Nov 3, 2011

    ½ years in prison for 2006 convictions for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping and conspiracy, according to state Department of Correction records, ONLY four and half years, what a joke.

  • loprestw Nov 3, 2011

    They must be using safe Link free cell service while robbing the bank. Gotta make sure mama is safe:)

  • leroyw93 Nov 3, 2011

    This is why corporal punishment needs to be used again. Hopefully he gets a long, lengthy sentence this time. Too bad none of the people he robbed were armed, they could have shot this guy themselves.

  • sunshine1040 Nov 3, 2011

    And the fist person he was convicted of inflicting serious injury served how long before full recovery. The person inflicting the injury ought to serve the same amout of time before being paroled. If it is a permanent disability then once convicted you stay behind bars permanently or at least until the person is fully reovered.
    Lets stop putting criminals on the streets before the person they hurt is back on their feet

  • Viewer Nov 3, 2011

    "Cummings served 4½ years in prison for 2006 convictions for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping and conspiracy"

    Why only 4+ years?

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 3, 2011

    I think that Stewart fellow was locked up in Harnett Co. jail the other week or maybe it was lee co. I do remember seeing the name. They should also charge him with contributing to the deliquncey of a minor. He should be getting 25 years easy.

  • momuv2 Nov 3, 2011

    This guy was caught 4 months after he started stealing. How much would have been saved if Bernie Madoff had been caught after 4 months.