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Five suspects charged in Walnut Creek Amphitheater robbery

Posted August 18, 2015
Updated August 19, 2015

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— Five additional suspects were charged Tuesday in connection with the July 13 robbery at Walnut Creek Amphitheater.

Javeal Aaron Baker, 17, was charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of second degree kidnapping, and one count of conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Jamell Cha Melvin, 33, was charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of second degree kidnapping, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. According to police, Melvin also faces drug charges.

For both men, one of the six counts of robbery relates to the robbery of the business and five counts relate to the robbery of employees. Adani Jari Bryant was previously arrested on July 13 on the same charges related to the robbery.

Kianna Lynn Baker, 33, was charged with accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon. She also faces drug charges.

Lorenzo Demarcus McNeill, 20, was charged with accessory after the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon. He faces additional weapons and drug charges.

Shymale Malik Robertson, 18, was charged with possession of stolen property.

All five suspects are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

In addition to the arrests, detectives have recovered additional currency believed to be connected to the robbery.

Investigators previously charged 22-year-old Adjani Jari Bryant, of 3023 Richward Place in Raleigh. He is charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, five counts of second degree-kidnapping and conspiracy to robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to police, three armed suspects entered the office on July 13 and robbed employees of cash, wallets and cellphones before fleeing on foot.

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  • Steven Cousler Aug 19, 2015
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    These brainiacs took about 500K cash, but were probably caught due to their theft and use of the cell phones valued at a few hundred - priceless.

  • Steven Cousler Aug 19, 2015
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    These brainiacs took about 500K cash, but were probably caught due to their theft and use of the cell phones valued at a few hundred - priceless.

  • Steven Cousler Aug 19, 2015
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    These brainiacs took about 500K cash, but were probably caught due to their theft and use of the cell phones valued at a few hundred - priceless.

  • Tony Rigatoni Aug 19, 2015
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    Wow.

  • Ray Lee Smythe Aug 19, 2015
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    Apparently he is not a shy male.

  • David Matthews Aug 19, 2015
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    Shocking.

  • Kenneth Brewer Aug 19, 2015
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    Great job RPD. Now if DA Lorrin Freeman does her job half as well, these thieving armed robbers, who place no value on life, will be off the streets and removed from society for decades. But I'm guessing she will put them back on the streets in no time at all. We need a system to track these violent criminals through the system so that our DAs and judges are held accountable for all the misery these violent criminals subsequently cause when given soft pleas and sentences, and get right back to what they do.