Raleigh robber is hit by victim’s vehicle, then caught by police, officials say

Estes in a photo from Vinelink and the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police say a victim of a robbery who fled ended up hitting one of the robbery suspects soon afterwards with his vehicle Saturday morning.

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a robbery call and a pedestrian-involved motor-vehicle collision, which police later figured out were linked.

The robbery happened outside a store in the 300 block of Parham Street, where several customers were waiting in line for a sale that was to start later in the morning when the store opened, Raleigh police said in a press release.

“Two armed suspects rounded the corner onto Parham Street from Wolfe Street and robbed the waiting customer of currency and personal items,” police said.

“After the robbery, the suspects fled on foot, and some of the victims began to disperse, including one who drove away in his vehicle,” police added.

That victim later “re-encountered the two suspects” and hit at least one of them with his vehicle near the intersection of South Person and East Martin streets, according to police.

The two suspects then fled again, eventually traveling on foot to the 800 block of South East street, where one of them was caught by police.

That hit suspect, Jashon Marquis Estes, 19, was transported to WakeMed for treatment of injuries he received in the collision, police said.

Estes was later charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault by pointing a gun, according to police.

Ervin Sherwood Sanders III (CCBI)
Ervin Sherwood Sanders III (CCBI)

Estes was transported to the Wake County Detention Center.

The second suspect, Ervin Sherwood Sanders III, 18, was taken into custody June 9 and transported to the Wake County Detention Center. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.

The investigation of the events remains ongoing.

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