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Man arrested in north Raleigh robberies

Police asked for the public's help Monday to identify a man suspected of trying to hold up two businesses over the weekend.

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Jimmy Carden, north Raleigh robber
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man was arrested Thursday in connection with a string of robberies and attempted robberies in north Raleigh, police said.

Jimmy Christopher Carden, 42, of 4004 Wingate Drive, was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of common law robbery and two counts of attempted common law robbery.

The charges stem from the following incidents:

  • An Oct. 28 robbery of a Kerr Drugs store at 4411 Six Forks Road
  • A Nov. 4 robbery of a Subway restaurant at 4003 Wake Forest Road
  • A Nov. 7 robbery of an Ace Hardware store at 6196 Falls of Neuse Road
  • A Nov. 29 robbery of Cameron Clothing Co., at 4351-11 The Circle at North Hills Drive
  • The attempted robberies of Raleigh Gold Estate Jewelry, at 6301-A Falls of Neuse Road, and a Rite Aid pharmacy at 6325 Falls of Neuse Road last Saturday.

In each case, police said, a man handed a note to an employee demanding money. He also displayed a weapon in at least two of the holdups. Last Saturday, he left both businesses without taking any money.

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Matthew Burns, Web Editor

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