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Suspected vehicle rollover in robbery spree after chase in North Carolina

Jesse Ullmann, Daniel Pierce and Ciara Lankford

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CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Three people face a slew of charges after committing a series of armed robberies and leading police on a chase before crashing in west Charlotte.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, on Tuesday, May 21, A woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking home. near the 100 block of New Bern Street in the South End.


CMPD said the woman’s personal belongings were stolen and the suspects attempted to use her credit card. Shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers located the vehicle from the armed robbery and determined that the vehicle had also been reported stolen.

CMPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused. The driver led officers on a chase that ended in West Charlotte when the vehicle struck a pole and overturned.

Queen City News reporter Daniel Pierce captured video of the moment CMPD officers pointed their guns at the overturned vehicle that was filled with passengers.

The images were captured by QCN shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, along Wilkinson Boulevard, heading west toward Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The QCN video shows the moments when the officers pulled out their weapons, along with a pair of hands sticking out of the sunroof. Due to the impact of the vehicle against the power pole, sparks could be seen flying at the scene. QCN cameras captured at least one person being taken from the scene on a stretcher. Two others were handcuffed.

On Wednesday, CMPD identified the three suspects involved as 18-year-old Joaquin Lopez-Davidson, 19-year-old Nichols Lopez-Davidson, and 31-year-old Joseph Cruz.

Joaquín López-Davidson (left), Joseph Cruz (center) and Nicolás López-Davidson (right) via MCSO

The three suspects have been charged with armed robbery, financial card theft, conspiracy to commit felonies, and financial card transaction fraud. Lopez-Davidson was also charged with one felony count of fleeing to elude and one felony count of possession of stolen property.