17-year-olds charged in ATM robbery and attempted robbery with shots fired in Winston-Salem


Syncere Douthit, Byron Wesley

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two teens have been charged in a robbery and an attempted robbery at a Winston-Salem ATM, with one accused of shooting into a vehicle.

Byron Lamont Wesley, 17, and Syncere Raquon Douthit, 17, were arrested at their house Thursday afternoon and charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to a press release. Douthit was also charged with one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

The pair is accused of demanding money from a woman at a CashPoints at 635 Coliseum Drive around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. They ended up only taking her cell phone and she was able to get away.

A few minutes later, the teens tried to rob a man who drove up to the same ATM. When he tried to drive off, one of the two fired at his car, with one of the bullets entering the vehicle. The driver was uninjured.

Wesley and Douthit were both jailed on $100,000 secured bonds.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 728-3904.

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