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Man charged in Fayetteville fast-food hold-ups

Posted June 20, 2012 4:48 p.m. EDT

— A Spring Lake man was arrested Wednesday and charged in two recent robberies of fast-food restaurants in Fayetteville, police said.

Rakeen Sincere Douglas, 20, of Daly Avenue, was charged with two counts each of possession of a firearm by a felon and conspiracy and one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $100,000 bond.

Two men wearing masks and brandishing weapons have robbed several fast-food restaurants in Cumberland, Sampson and Moore counties in the past month.

Douglas is charged with the May 18 robberies of a Burger King at 2117 Cedar Creek Road and a Hardee's at 6397 Ramsey St., both in Fayetteville.

Robberies also occurred on May 18 at a Hardee's in Clinton, on May 20 at a Hardee's in Sanford, on May 22 at a KFC in Aberdeen and on June 1 at a Hardee's on Reilly Road in Fayetteville.

Police said the investigation of the robberies is continuing.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).