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Man, 14-year-old charged in Fayetteville robbery spree

Posted November 15, 2011

— A Fayetteville man and a 14-year-old have been charged in a string of armed robberies in Fayetteville, police said Tuesday.

Christopher Stewart Wilson, 32, of Weeping Willow Way, was charged with four counts each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $600.000 bond.

The juvenile, whose name wasn't released because of his age, was charged with six counts each of kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held the Cumberland County jail.

Investigators said both Wilson and the 14-year-old robbed the First Citizens Bank branch at 126 Broadfoot Ave.on Monday, First South Bank branches at 241 Green St. and 705 Executive Place on Nov. 7 and the First Citizens branch on Bragg Boulevard on Nov. 4.

The juvenile also robbed the Kangaroo convenience store at 1208 Bragg Blvd. on Oct. 30 and the Shortstop convenience store at 3400 Ramsey St. on Oct. 29, police said.

Marvin Rashaad Cummings, 21, of 1220 Weeping Willow Way, was arrested two weeks ago in connection with the two convenience store robberies, as well as robberies at two gas stations, a third convenience store and an RBC Bank branch between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1.


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  • Fireflies Rock Nov 16, 2011

    wow, this is so sad. How does a 14 year old get involved with a 32 year old adult anyway - must be a relative, I'm thinking. How awful to bring such a young kid on a violent crime spree like this. My son is 14 and I can't even imagine this.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 16, 2011

    Once again where is this boys parents!?! Im so happy my parents who both worked(My dad worked out of state and I only saw him on the weekend) made sure they ALWAYS knew what me and my younger sister were up too! Im sure someones going to say that he didnt have the guidence of a father and his mom was working just to make ends meet...BULL! This kid knew what he was doing and he knew the trouble that would come of it. He needs to be tried as an adult and his parents need some sort of punishment too! I pray they dont reproduce again!

  • bombayrunner Nov 15, 2011

    waste of life. doubt any of this is 'gang related'. just people who are plain bad apples.

  • pat7 Nov 15, 2011

    He's going to be a OLD G in Jail Crime doesnt pay

  • rrrhonda9 Nov 15, 2011

    I wouldn't be surprised if the 14 year old is the SON of the 32 year old...after all, what is a kid of 14 doing hanging out with someone 18 years OLDER than he? And this guy seems like the "perfect" role model!!

  • bywnda Nov 15, 2011

    2 Words: GANG RELATED.

  • mustysteer Nov 15, 2011

    I agree... treat this 14yo like the adult he thinks he is. Publish his name, address, and picture. We NEED to know who the criminals are in case we encounter him out in public.

  • Statick Nov 15, 2011

    Only a 14 year old would come up with a painted mustache as a disguise. And you can't release a juvenile's name and picture. That's against the law.

  • hunter38 Nov 15, 2011

    At 14 years old...I knew it was wrong to rob people....so should he. He should be tried as an adult.....period

  • u stand corrected Nov 15, 2011

    14 years old? Seriously? If the crimes weren't so serious, I think I would laugh. Where are these kids parents??? How would you like to find out that a 14 yr. old held you at gunpoint?