Men sentenced to prison after violent armed robbery

Two Charlotte men are sentenced to at least five years in prison for an attempted armed robbery that injured a person who tried to stop the robbery. The FBI says this happened at Mr. C’s Original Soul Food restaurant on Tryon Street in Charlotte in March 2020. Click the video player above to see headlines from the news from WXII 12. Deonte Curry, 27, and Trevon Ricks, 26, ordered a worker who works in the kitchen to go on site, officials say. The clerk obeyed and Curry and Ricks made their way to the front of the restaurant. Officials said Curry pointed a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine at the restaurant owner and asked for his wallet. The restaurant owner started raising his hands when another person grabbed curry and tried to interrupt the robbery. Curry then shot and hit the person in the chest, stomach, left arm and right hand several times, officials said. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived and arrested Curry. Ricks fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards. Curry and Ricks pleaded guilty to the Hobbs Act Robbery and attempted Hobbs Act Robbery as well as aiding and abetting. You are in federal custody and are being transferred to federal prison custody.

Two Charlotte men will be in prison for at least five years for an attempted armed robbery that injured a person who tried to stop the robbery.

The FBI says it happened at Mr. C’s Original Soul Food Restaurant on Tryon Street in Charlotte in March 2020.

Click the video player above to see headlines from WXII 12 News.

Deonte Curry, 27, and Trevon Ricks, 26, ordered a worker who worked in the kitchen area to go to the floor, officials say. The clerk obeyed, and Curry and Ricks went to the front of the restaurant.

Officials say Curry pointed a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine at the restaurant owner and asked for his wallet. The restaurant owner began to raise his hands when another person grabbed curry and tried to stop the robbery.

Curry then shot the person multiple times and hit them in the chest, stomach, left arm and right hand, officials said.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived and arrested Curry. Ricks fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards.

Curry and Ricks pleaded guilty to the Hobbs Act Robbery conspiracy and the attempted Hobbs Act robbery and aiding and abetting. You are in federal custody and are being transferred to federal prison custody.

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