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Fuquay-Varina man, woman charged in armed robberies

Posted September 16, 2010 9:37 a.m. EDT
Updated September 17, 2010 6:51 a.m. EDT

— A man and woman from Fuquay-Varina have been charged in connection with armed robberies at a bank, grocery store, hotel and fast-food restaurant.

Naquan McClain, 24, of 514 Smithwood St., faces three counts of armed robbery, and Shannon Bostic, 24, of 614 Quail Hill St., faces two counts of armed robbery.

Police investigators said that they linked McClain and Bostic to the Wednesday robbery of a Wachovia bank, 135 N. Main St.; Sept. 6 robbery of a Food Lion store, 3417 N. Main St.; and a Sept. 11 robbery of a Burger King restaurant in Holly Springs.

Police said they also linked McClain to the Aug. 22 robbery of a Holiday Inn in Fuquay-Varina.

McClain was released from prison on July 11 after serving more than four years for two 2006 convictions for armed robbery, state Department of Correction records show.

An undisclosed amount of money has been recovered from the Wachovia robbery, police said.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to call Detective Wayne Sorensen at 919-552-1424 or Detective Jeff Wenhart at 919-753-1006.