UPDATE: Surveillance film led to arrest
Thomasville Police Department made an arrest Monday in connection to a pair of armed robberies on National Highway.
According to a press release, detectives arrested Dupree Dishawn Jenkins, 25, of 150-A Sheppard St., and charged him with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Detectives allege Jenkins robbed Cielito Lindo, 518 National Highway, on June 13, and Dos Torros Meat Market, 107 National Highway, on June 18.
"Through this investigation, video surveillance, and identification of the suspect, detectives were able to obtain and serve a search warrant at a residence where the suspect lived," said Detective Chet Jarrell. "Detectives were able to recover property, including a firearm, that linked the suspect to the robberies."
In both robberies, a black man wearing a "do-rag" covering his face entered the business brandishing a handgun and demanding money. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported in each crime.
Jenkins was issued a $250,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Thomasville District Court on July 17.
Federal charges are pending.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Jenkins has been convicted of several crimes dating back to 2004, including assault on a female, robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree trespass.
Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or firstname.lastname@example.org.