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One arrested, another sought after armed robbery in Burlington

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Emmanuel Donnell Slade (left) and Zavier Medley (right) -- Mugshots provided by, Burlington Police

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police say they have arrested one suspect but are still searching for a second in connection with an armed robbery that took place Wednesday night in Burlington.

The robbery was reported shortly before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Chandler Avenue and Chandler Court.

When officers arrived, police say the victim told them he had just been robbed of his money at gunpoint by two men who ran away from the scene toward Apple Street.

Police say they found a suspect matching the victim’s description nearby.  The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Zavier Medley of Burlington.  Medley was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.  He was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond.

Detectives identified the second suspect as 21-year-old Emmanuel Donnell Slade of Burlington, but Slade had not been located as of Thursday morning, police said.

Police say Slade was armed with a handgun at the time of the robbery.  He is wanted on charges including robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and resist, delay and obstructing law enforcement.

Anyone with further information about the incident or Slade’s whereabouts is asked to call police at (336) 229-3500 or Crimestoppers at 229-7100.