RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police arrested two men and charged them in connection with five armed robberies Friday morning.
Around 2:30 a.m., a suspect forced his way into a hotel room at 3215 Capital Blvd. The room was occupied by adults and juveniles at the time of the robbery, police said.
The suspect took a cell phone before leaving the room, police said.
A dark-colored sedan picked up the suspect and took him from the scene.
Around 4:30 a.m., two suspects robbed a man of his wallet as he exited his car in the 3700 block of Conquest Drive. The suspects then left in a dark-colored sedan.
At 5:45 a.m., a suspect got out of a dark-colored sedan in the 4800 block of Hoyle Drive and robbed a 56-year-old man of wallet, cell phone and book bag.
Fifteen minutes later, an occupant of a dark-colored sedan asked for directions from a 65-year-old man walking in the 2900 block of Calvary Drive.
When the man began to respond, a suspect approached the man from behind and robbed him of his watch. The suspect then got in the dark-colored sedan and left the area.
At 6:20 a.m., two suspects approached a 33-year-old man near his residence in the 5000 block of Windy Hill Drive. One of the suspects was armed and pointed the gun at the man’s wife to keep her from intervening.
The man was forced into a dark-colored sedan and taken to a bank near the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Spring Forest roads.
The suspects wanted the man to withdraw money from the bank but he broke free.
The suspects fled the area and the man ran to flag down a Raleigh police officer.
The suspects were caught a short time later. One near Oak Forest Road and the other near E. Millbrook Road.
Denzell Lamont Serrell, 20, and Christopher Raheem-Malik Lewis, 19, were each charged with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of kidnapping.
Serrell was also charged with one count of assault by pointing a firearm.
Serrell and Lewis were transported to the Wake County Detention Center.