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Two men arrested in four Raleigh armed robberies

Posted April 23, 2011 8:30 p.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2011 8:31 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a series of armed robberies earlier this month.

Warrants allege that Tyquon Devoeta Meggett, 18, of 2807 Marsh St., and Aaron Emile McArthur, 21, of 4308 Presley Court, conspired with a third man, Joshua McNeil, to rob three men at gunpoint on April 10. 

It wasn't clear whether McNeil had also been arrested.

Arrest warrants state that Meggett and McArthur made off with an iPhone, a wallet, two Blackberry Curves, a credit card and $7 cash after the robberies. 

Meggett was charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. He was being held Saturday in the Wake County jail under a $100,000 bond.

McArthur was charged in connection with another armed robbery at the Kangaroo Express at 4330 Louisburg Road. 

Warrants state that McArthur threatened the clerk with a semi-automatic pistol, not the same gun used in the other robberies, and stole $50 and multiple packs of cigarettes from the store.

He was charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of marijuana possession with intent to sell or deliver.

He was being held in the Wake County jail Saturday under a $250,000 bond.