GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three men were arrested after police say they are possibly connected to several armed robberies in Greensboro over the past few days.
Officers responded to an armed robbery on East Washington Street around 9:35 p.m. Thursday where the victim said he had been robbed by three men armed with guns. The suspects took his money and fled the area in a van.
Almost an hour later, around 10:25 p.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of South Eugene Street to a report of a second armed robbery.
The victim said three male suspects, described as the same from the previous robbery, stole his 1996 Jeep Cherokee from him at gunpoint.
Officers later located the suspects in the same Jeep and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended when the suspects abandoned the vehicle and tried to flee on foot down Bingham Street.
They were later apprehended by police and taken into custody.
Dexter Rashad Vanstory, 18, Treshon Lamont Deonte Broadnax, 17, and Rakeem Barrett, 18, all of Greensboro, were charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill, first degree kidnapping, attempted armed robbery, armed robbery and two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Detectives are investigating the connection between the suspects and similar robberies in the area over the last three days.
Further charges are expected.