2 men dressed as women rob NC drug stores, police say

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Two men have been arrested after police said they dressed as women while they robbed CVS stores in Asheville.

Asheville police said Christopher Lee Michelson, 51, and Corey Jawil Mapp, 26, dressed as women in order to disguise themselves during the robberies.

The robberies took place at the CVS on Merrimon Avenue on Dec. 19, 2014 and Jan. 7, 2015, the Fairview Road CVS on Jan. 26, 2015, and an attempted robbery at the CVS on Smokey Park Highway on July 10, 2015.

Mapp is charged with two counts of Conspiring to Traffic Opium/Heroin, three counts of trafficking opium/heroin, two counts of conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of conspiring to commit common law robbery, and one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Michelson is charged with three counts of possession of handgun by a felon, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of aiding and abetting robbery, one count of aiding and abetting armed robbery, one count of conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of conspiring to traffic opium/heroin, three counts of trafficking opium/heroin, one count of common law robbery, and one count of conspiring to commit common law robbery.

Mapp is being held at the Henderson County Detention Center for charges related to a CVS robbery in Hendersonville.

Michelson is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center.

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