Fayetteville man charged in string of hold-ups
Posted December 15, 2011
Updated April 23, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville man has been charged with robbing nine convenience stores in the past three weeks, police said Thursday.
After Major Mart, at 6295 Yadkin Road, was robbed by a knife-wielding man at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, police canvassing the neighborhood received a tip about a suspicious man behind a nearby coffee shop. After a short pursuit on foot, officers apprehended the man and found evidence linking him to the robbery, police said.
Investigators later tied him to eight other hold-ups, as well as the robberies of two convenience store customers, since Nov. 26.
The robberies include the Kangaroo at 6489 Yadkin Road on Nov. 26, the Scotchman at 6508 Yadkin Road on Nov. 27, the Hess-Wilco at 4560 Raeford Road on Nov. 28, the Kangaroo at 100 S. Reilly Road and the Hess-Wilco at 670 Reilly Road on Dec. 8, Cupids Boutique, at 137 N. Reilly Road, on Dec. 10, the Kangaroo at 7910 Raeford Road on Monday and the Kangaroo at 5201 Raeford Road on Wednesday.
Scott Christopher Whitmeyer, 42, of Quimby Court, was charged with 10 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $120,000 secured bond.