Man charged in two attempted robberies in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police on Monday arrested a man suspected in two attempted robberies.

Police said Jason Todd Darnell, 38, was arrested at his home at 2826 Westridge Rd. shortly after two attempted robberies that happened between 5 and 7 p.m.

According to police, the first attempted robbery took place at 5:10 p.m. in the Burger King parking lot at 3517 Parkway Village Lane.

Police said Darnell approached and entered a car with three people sitting inside, but the car’s driver began honking the horn. With the driver drawing attention to the vehicle, Darnell then fled the scene.

Almost an hour later, at 6:17 p.m., police said Darnell attempted to rob a women at the drive-thru of the Allegacy ATM at 1375 Silas Creek Parkway.

Police said the victim saw Darnell “creeping up” along the driver’s side of the vehicle when he attempted to open the car’s door. However, the victim had locked the vehicle and Darnell was unable to get inside, police said.

Darnell is charged with two counts of attempted common law robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. He is being held under a $25,000 bond.

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