Fayetteville police yesterday arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at a local liquor store and an attempted robbery at a local pharmacy.
Andrew Gibbs-Dabney, 23, of Fayetteville, was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery and one count of Theft of Property after a search warrant was executed at his residence at 1255 N. Maxwell Drive.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, police responded to an attempted robbery at Medicap Pharmacy, 2811 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Security camera footage showed a suspect approached the business from the west side of the building wearing a mask. The man crouched and removed the mask when he saw a delivery driver approach the business. The suspect entered the store, but left without making any demands. Police say the man left the area on a black motorcycle.
The next day, on Aug. 25., Fayetteville police responded to a robbery at Friendly Liquor located at 816 N. College Avenue. According to police, a man entered the business and displayed a weapon before demanding money from the clerk. Police say the suspect, who left the area northbound on N. College Avenue, was also riding a black motorcycle. According to police, the store clerk was able to get the suspect’s license plate number.
After security camera footage of the attempted pharmacy robbery suspect was released to the media on Monday, Aug. 29, police say Gibbs-Dabney contacted the Fayetteville Police Department in reference to seeing his photo on the news.
After interviewing Gibbs-Dabney, a search warrant was executed at his residence. During the search, police obtained evidence linking Gibbs-Dabney to both incidents.
A hearing is set for Friday, Sept. 2.