$1.5 million bond for suspect in string of Raleigh armed robberies

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with five armed robberies in Raleigh dating back to Nov. 21. He’s being held on a $1.5 million bond.

Alvin Marion Pickett (CCBI)
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Alvin Marion Pickett was arrested Sunday night after Raleigh police said he attempted to rob the Pizza Hut at 3116 Hillsborough St. with a handgun, officials said.

At a court appearance Monday, Pickett was ordered held on a $1.5 million bond.

A witness saw Pickett leave the scene and was able to provide information to police to assist in Pickett’s arrest.

Pickett is charged with:

  • Five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Firearm possession

Raleigh police said Pickett is charged in connection with five robberies:

  • Nov. 21 robbery of Raleigh Pharmacy at 927 W. Morgan St.
  • Nov. 27 robbery of Jimmy John’s at 5011 Falls of Neuse Road
  • Dec. 7 robbery of the Sweet Frog shop at 6260 Plantation Center Drive
  • Dec. 13 robbery of Hungry Howie’s at 1814 Oberlin Road
  • Dec. 17 robbery of the Subway restaurant at 4003 Wake Forest Road

Warrants say Pickett made off with $200 from the Raleigh Pharmacy on November 21. He also stole $200 during the robbery of Sweet Frogs on December 7, according to warrants.

Two other robberies are still under investigation.

Pickett took $100 from Jimmy John’s on November 27 and $650 from Hungry Howie’s during the December 13 robbery, the warrants said.

Those robberies are:

  • Nov. 15 robbery of the Nora and Nicky’s store at 6520 Falls of Neuse Road
  • Dec. 5 robbery of Subway at 706 W. Peace St.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the incidents is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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