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Winston-Salem Police charge teenagers with two robberies near Wake Forest

November 13, 2008

The Winston-Salem Police Department has charged two male teenagers with armed robbery in an Oct. 28 incident in which a female Wake Forest University student was robbed at gunpoint off-campus at Deacon Ridge, a housing complex on University Parkway.

Winston-Salem police also charged the two males with the Oct. 27 attempted armed robbery of a man who lives on Brookwood Drive, off Polo Road near Wake Forest.

One of the males has been arrested.  Warrants have been obtained for the other male, but he has not been arrested, yet.  He is being held in another facility and will be arrested upon his release.

According to the announcement by the Winston-Salem Police Department, investigators developed information leading to the charges during a kidnapping investigation.  In that case, a woman was taken from Pine Knolls Road and later found unharmed in the trunk of a stolen vehicle.   One of the teenagers was charged in that case.

Several law enforcement agencies have been involved in the robbery and kidnapping investigations, including the Winston-Salem Police Department, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department and the Kernersville Police Department. 

Wake Forest police are continuing an investigation into the Oct. 30 armed robbery and abduction of a female Wake Forest student near Polo Residence Hall.  An unidentified man with a handgun forced the student to drive him in her car to ATM machines in Winston-Salem before he got out of the car near downtown Winston-Salem.  She was not hurt in the incident and was able to drive to campus to report the incident.

The University police and Winston-Salem police are sharing information regarding the on-campus robbery and the off-campus robberies.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

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