Raleigh man charged with robbing multiple Asian restaurants
Posted July 13, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with robbing four Raleigh Asian restaurants.
Investigators did not say Sunday whether Timothy Hakeem Mays’ arrest is connected to a string of robberies involving Asian restaurant owners across eastern North Carolina.
Mays, of 3215-F Calumet Drive, is charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
Mays is accused of the following:
- robbing a China Wok on June 7 of $600.
- robbing on June 12 King Chef on Capital Boulevard of $1,000 and “unlawfully” moving two people from one place to another without consent, according to an arrest warrant.
- robbing Wang's Kitchen on June 28 of $2,000.
- attempting to rob on July 12 Golden China on Falls of Neuse Road of $450.
A semi-automatic handgun was used in each robbery, according to arrest warrants.
Mays’ arrest comes days after the state Attorney General’s Office issued an alert regarding violent home invasions involving Asian restaurant owners. Cases have been reported across multiple eastern North Carolina counties since December 2013, including two in Johnston County.