Knightdale man faces 18 charges, linked to restaurant robbery
Posted October 26, 2011
Knightdale, N.C. — Knightdale police made an arrest Tuesday morning in the robbery of Andy's Restaurant and charged the suspect with 18 criminal offenses.
Police said Tylik Shawndu Little, 21, whose last known address was 5428 Sandy Trail Run, worked with others Oct. 20 to rob an employee of the restaurant, at 1011 Smithfield Road, and steal his car.
Three days later, Wendell police stopped a vehicle with fake license plates and discovered it belonged to the robbery victim. Three men were arrested, and Little got away, but his accomplices identified him as the driver.
Later that evening, police responding to a report of an assault on a 9-year-old in on Costmary Way in Knightdale had another near-miss with Little.
A tip led them to a home on Elmridge Drive, where Little escaped out the back door as police questioned the resident.
Knightdale police finally tracked Little, through tips and contacts, to the Laurens Way Apartments, where they convinced him to surrender.
Under questioning, Little admitted to three break-ins. His charges range from second-degree trespass and lying to an officer to assault on a child, larceny of a motor vehicle and robbery with a dangerous weapon.