Man arrested in connection with 3 armed robberies at Elizabeth City stores

North Carolina

Marcus Alexander Waldo Jr.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Elizabeth City Police have made an arrest in connection with two armed robberies at a Dollar General, as well as another robbery at a Family Fare.

Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery around 9 p.m. Tuesday at 961 Oak Stump Road.

Police arrived and canvassed the area for the suspect, who was described as a black male with dreadlocks wearing black boots, black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black ski mask and purple latex gloves. He was also carrying a handgun, police said.

After investigation, police obtained warrants for Marcus Alexander Waldo Jr., 19.

Police were able to recover the money taken from the Dollar General, a silver handgun, a bag used to hold the money after the robbery, and the clothes allegedly worn by Waldo during the incident, police said.

Police also believe Waldo robbed 961 Oak Stump Road once before on Oct. 29.

Waldo was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault by pointing a gun, and two counts of possession of stolen goods or property.

Waldo was served with a warrant in connection with a third robbery Thursday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery at the Family Fare, 1008 US 17 South in Elizabeth City.

Authorities say the robbery happened near midnight Oct. 22.

Waldo was taken to Albemarle District Jail with a $44,000 bond on the first two robbery charges.

He received an additional $50,000 secured bond on the new charge relating to the Oct. 22 incident.

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