Arrest Made in String of Robberies

Yesterday’s arrest of a Raleigh man in connection with a series of armed robberies came after he was tentatively identified through a tip to Raleigh CrimeStoppers that resulted from news media coverage of the cases.

Raleigh Police Department detectives charged Donovan Sylvester Chaplain, (DOB 4/20/89), with:
· 5 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon;
· 1 count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon;
· 6 counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery; and
· 5 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

The charges against Chaplain relate to a number of cases in the message string below, including:
· The Oct. 26 robbery of the Papa John’s at 5260 Capital Blvd.;
· The Oct 31 robbery of the Peace Street Market at 804 W. Peace St.;
· The Nov. 6 attempted robbery of the Exxon at 4301 New Bern Ave.;
· The Nov 6 robbery of the Circle K at 2400 Spring Forest Rd.;
· The Nov. 6 robbery of the Domino’s Pizza at 4339 Falls of Neuse Rd.; and
· The Nov. 12 robbery of the Circle K at 3600 Lake Boone Tr.;

Chaplain was in custody at the Wake County Jail on unrelated charges when he was served with arrest warrants for the charges.

Additional suspects are known to have been involved in the crimes listed above and others that are detailed in the message string. Detectives continue to ask anyone with information to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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