One arrested, another sought in Fayetteville robbery spree
Posted January 13
Fayetteville, N.C. — One person was arrested Monday in connection with one of a string of armed robberies committed within four hours on Friday.
Malcolm Trevell Lamar Autry was arrested and charged with the robbery at the YaYa Food Mart on Murchison Road. He faces robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle charges.
Investigators are still searching for Corey Lamont McMillan, 20, in connection with the same incident. He is also wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Red Zone Sports Bar in November.
Authorities said McMillan should be considered armed and dangerous.
The YaYa Food Mart robbery was one of four that occurred within a few hours on Friday. The first was at Slow Joe Customs at 539 Bragg Blvd. on Jan. 10 at around 8:47 p.m. The suspects entered through an open garage bay door and demanded money from employees. One suspect was armed with a handgun, police said. An employee escaped through a rear door and nothing was taken from the business.
Just over an hour later, a person was robbed in the parking lot of the YaYa Food Mart at 3122 Murchison Rd. at approximately 10:05 p.m. Two suspects approached the victim in his vehicle and demanded money. One suspect used a handgun to strike the victim in the head, police said. The victim fled from the parking lot and the suspects stole his 1993 yellow Chevrolet Caprice. The vehicle was later recovered on the 2500 block of Murchison Rd. The suspects were gone when officers arrived.
About 12 minutes later, a man was robbed in the parking lot of the Cumberland Food Mart at 431 Cumberland St. Two suspects approached the man and forced him to the ground. While one suspect held the victim at gunpoint, the other took money from his pants and searched his vehicle, police said.
The final incident happened at approximately 1:13 a.m. at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1135 Pamalee Dr. Two suspects approached a man in the parking lot and demanded money. The victim fled from the suspects without surrendering any property.
Investigators did not tie the two men to the other robberies, only saying they were considered suspects in additional robberies and more charges may be forthcoming.