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by Keith Barber

Two teenagers charged in Wake Forest robberies The Winston-Salem police have charged two male teenagers with armed robbery in connection with an Oct. 28 incident in which a female Wake Forest student was robbed at gunpoint at an off-campus apartment complex. Winston-Salem police also charged the two suspects with an Oct. 27 attempted armed robbery of a man who lives on Brookwood Drive near campus. One of the suspects has been arrested, and police have issued warrants for the second, who will be arrested upon his release from another facility, according to the Winston-Salem police. Investigators developed information leading to the charges during a kidnapping investigation involving a woman who was taken from Pine Knolls Road and later found unharmed in the trunk of a stolen car. Wake Forest police are continuing an investigation into the Oct. 30 armed robbery and abduction of a female Wake Forest student near Polo Residence Hall. An unidentified man with a handgun forced the student to drive him in her car to ATM machines in Winston-Salem before he got out of the car near downtown Winston-Salem. The student was unharmed and drove back to campus to report the incident to university police. Shooting at El Deportivo An altercation at a Winston-Salem bar turned bloody early Saturday morning as police responded to a shooting at El Deportivo Bar located at 3063 Kernersville Road. Officers arrived to find four gunshot victims inside the bar. Victims and witnesses told police that four to 10 men were inside the business drinking with the victims when an altercation took place. Witnesses said the suspects left the business and then returned a short time later armed with a shotgun and fired the gun inside the bar, injuring six people: Olimpo Rodriguez Ortiz, Filberto Ramirez, Carlos Jonas Santiago, Christine Nava Rocincuet, Xandart Cristian Arellanes and Alfred Toran. Santiago is listed as being in serious condition. The other five victims did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to police reports. Witnesses told police the suspects were last seen leaving the Kernersville Road area in a red Honda sedan. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department or Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800. String of armed robberies in Greensboro Greensboro police reported a string of armed robberies in the city over the weekend. The Kangaroo convenience store located at 3101 Pleasant Garden Road was robbed in the early morning hours of Nov. 15 by two black male suspects, according to police reports. Witnesses told police the suspects, who are described as 5-foot-9, medium build, wearing blue ski masks and armed with handguns entered the business and pointed handguns at the clerk. One of the suspects went behind the counter and was able to obtain an undisclosed amount of money and two wallets. The suspects had the clerk lay on the floor while they fled in an unknown direction. On Nov. 16, the BP gas station located at 3602 N. Elm St. was robbed around 11 a.m. by a black male brandishing a pistol. The suspect, who is described as 16-18-years old and wearing brown and black hooded sweatshirt, a brown scarf and white Air Force One sneakers, fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported in either incident. Bodies discovered Just after noon on Saturday, Nov. 15, Greensboro police officers responded to 2205 E. Florida St. in reference to a report of two found bodies at the residence. Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased male and female.  Detectives were called to the scene and the bodies were transported to the medical examiners office for autopsy. Greensboro police have identified the victims as Monique Latrice Carpenter , 27 and Darryl Tyrone Gregory , 33. The Greensboro Police Department requests that anyone with information about this incident call Crime Stoppers at 336.373.1000. More armed robberies in Greensboro Greensboro police responded to two armed robberies in the city over the Nov. 15-16 weekend. The first incident took place in the parking lot area of Jackson Middle School. The victim informed police that a suspect driving an early ’90s model Nissan with partial license plate of “PTW” passed him as he was walking east on Ontario Street, and then turned around and approached him in the school parking lot. The passenger suspect, described as a black male, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 in height, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans, got out of the car and robbed the victim at gunpoint. The suspects and the vehicle were last seen traveling in a western direction on Ontario Street. No injuries were reported. Greensboro police also responded to an armed robbery at a Bank of America ATM at 107 Muirs Chapel Road at 10 p.m. on Nov. 15. The victim told police he was the ATM when a young black male approached him with a handgun and demanded they remove money from the ATM. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled towards the Silver Briar Apartment complex, according to police reports. Woman kidnapped from home Winston-Salem police responded to a kidnapping report at 4220 Brownsboro Road in the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 15. Police are currently investigating the disappearance of 34-year-old Marfa Lopez after she was reportedly taken against her will from her home by a Hispanic male. The suspect is described as 25 to 35 years old, 150 pounds, and 5-foot-6 in height. Police have received information that the suspect is known by the victim and do not believe the kidnapping to be a random act. The suspect vehicle is described as a white 2001 Ford Explorerwith North Carolina tags “YPK-6802.” Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department or Crimestoppers at 336.727.2800.

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