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Two more arrested in Raleigh sweepstakes robberies

Posted February 12, 2015
Updated February 13, 2015

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— Two men were arrested and charged in connection with a string of sweepstakes business robberies in Raleigh between Dec. 21. and Jan. 20, Raleigh police announced Thursday.

Tyree Demetrius McMillan, 22, and Kahleel Dashawn Smith, 21, were each charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

McMillan, of 204 Colleton Road, Raleigh, was arrested Wednesday; Smith, a Raleigh resident, was taken into custody on Thursday.

The men were charged in connection with robbing Paradise Bingo, 2620 S. Saunders Street, on Dec. 23, and Magic Gold Sweepstakes, 4020 Capital Boulevard, on Dec. 31. They were both in the Wake County jail Friday being held under $450,000 bonds.

Ephraim D'Carus Smith, 24, was arrested and charged Jan. 22 with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the Jan. 20 robbery of Good Luck Sweepstakes at 3308 Capital Boulevard.

Investigators said a Crime Stoppers tip played a significant role in Smith's arrest.

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