Local News

Three men, woman charged in string of Raleigh robberies

Posted May 6, 2011 10:25 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police have arrested three men and a woman in connection with a string of armed robberies at hotels, a fast food restaurant and convenience stores in April.

Antonio Rashad Dovine, 21, and Erika Ciara McClarin, 23, were arrested Tuesday night after an attempted robbery at a BP Family Fare Store, 2120 New Bern Ave. Two masked men fled from the store after an employee managed to get away.

After a follow-up investigation, police also arrested Tyquon Devoeta Meggett, 18, and Jessie James Vickers, 19.

Dovine faces six counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, five counts of armed robbery and one count each of attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

McClarin and Vickers both face three counts each of armed robbery and three counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Megget was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping.

In addition to Tuesday's attempted armed robbery, the charges stem from the armed robberies on

  • April 14 at 12:01 a.m. of the Exxon, 1200 New Bern Ave.
  • April 14 at 10:45 p.m. of McDonald's, 5016-100 Spring Forest Road
  • April 14 at 10:45 p.m. of Fiddle Stix, 5016-101 Spring Forest Road
  • April 22 at 1:40 a.m. of Hampton Inn, 1001 Wake Town Drive
  • April 22 at 3:23 a.m. of Courtyard by Marriot, 3908 Arrow Drive
  • April 27 at 4:05 a.m. of Wingate Inn, 2610 Westinghouse Blvd.

More people are believed to have helped in the robberies, and Raleigh police asked anyone with information  to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

Meggett, who just faces charges in the April 14 robbery an Exxon station, was already in jail on charges in connection with three other armed robberies in Raleigh in April. He faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Meggett has spent 13 months of the past two years behind bars, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released from jail Feb. 10 after a four-month sentence for a conviction for accessory after the fact to felony discharging a firearm into property. He was convicted in 2009 of five counts each of felony breaking and entering and larceny over $1,000, along with possession of stolen goods.

Dovine served three years for a 2006 conviction for armed robbery in Guilford County, DOC records show.