LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Lumberton teen has been arrested and charged in connection with three armed robberies at dollar stores across the city earlier this month — including two that occurred less than 20 minutes apart, according to the Lumberton Police Department.
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Tyra Watson, 18, was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony larceny for stealing a vehicle.
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Watson is accused of committing the following three robberies while armed with a handgun:
The most recent robbery happened at 12:04 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Family Dollar at 1305 East 5th St. in Lumberton.
Less than 20 minutes earlier and about 4.5 miles away, at 11:46 a.m., the Dollar General at 925 Canton Road was robbed, police said.
The first robbery happened Nov. 2 at 6:52 p.m. at another Family Dollar at 1719 Roberts Ave.
Police said the felony larceny charge was for an unrelated incident.