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Pair charged in string of Raleigh, Cary holdups

Posted August 12

Dalton Dwaine Christmas, left, and Leonardo Martinez
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— Two men were arrested Friday in a string of robberies in Raleigh and Cary over the past two months, police said.

Dalton Dwaine Christmas, 23, of 901 Lorimer Place in Raleigh, and Leonardo Martinez, 29, of 105 E. Circle Drive in Cary, have each been charged with seven counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and seven counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stem from a June 20 robbery of a McDonald's at 1299 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary; a June 28 robbery of Party Beverage, at 5200 Western Blvd. in Raleigh; a July 27 robbery of a woman outside her home in the 200 block of Marsh Avenue in Raleigh; a July 30 robbery of Tienda El Primo, at 105 Nottingham Drive in Cary; an Aug. 1 robbery of Priscilla McCall's, at 3919 Western Blvd. in Raleigh; a robbery last Saturday of Customer Comes First African Braids, at 5655 Western Blvd. in Raleigh; and a robbery last Sunday of Park-N-Stop, at 421 Chatham St. in Cary.

In the hair salon robbery last weekend, the robber was armed with a sword, police said.

Both men were arrested Friday morning near Martinez's home, police said.


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