Man is charged in three robberies

Oct. 19, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

A Broadway man arrested fleeing the scene of a robbery Thursday has been charged in two other robberies reported in recent days, according to authorities.

James Joseph Noeth Jr., 30, of 141 Romas Drive, Broadway (Harnett County), is charged with common law robbery and felonious larceny and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports. Noeth was also served with warrants from Harnett County for robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a robbery at the Seminole Mart on on Wednesday, as well as a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle and warrants from the Sanford Police Department for robbery with a dangerous weapon for a robbery at the Kangaroo located at 4470 Highway 87 South Thursday.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a robbery at Mom and Me Refurbished Treasures, 1269 Greenwood Road. According to a news release from the Lee Sheriff’s Office, “The clerk at the business reported a white male came into the business and asked for change. When the clerk opened the register, the man jumped over the counter and knocked her to the ground and took cash from the register.”

The perpetrator left in a burgundy Honda, according to the sheriff’s office, which was found abandoned several miles from the business. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Harnett County, authorities said, which led to the motor vehcile larceny charge in addition to the robbery charges.

Assisted by Harnett County canine officers and the N.C. Highway Patrol, Lee County deputies reportedly apprehended the suspect after a foot chase near Edwards Road and Sheriff Watson Road after a more than hour-long search.

Noeth was taken into custody “and was found with the money in his pocket that was taken from the business,” according to the news release.

He was held under a total $195,000 secured bond.