Candor Man Faces Three Armed Robbery Charges
A Candor man arrested for a shooting in the parking lot of a Southern Pines convenience store has now been charged with three armed robberies.
Tory Kwamae Upchurch, 19, of Leak Road in Candor, was arrested Jan. 6 by Southern Pines police and charged with a robbery involving a shotgun that took place at Macs #7 Food Store, 1216 W. Morganton Road in Southern Pines. The incident happened Nov. 2, according to a press release. He also was charged for an armed robbery that took place Oct. 20 at the Kangaroo located at 10805 U.S. 15-501 in Southern Pines.
Last week, Upchurch was arrested by Southern Pines police shortly after firing several shots from a handgun into an occupied vehicle parked at M&S Market on West Pennsylvania Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by a woman and her infant child. He was arrested in the area after a foot pursuit.
In the Nov. 2 incident, Upchurch is accused of wielding the shotgun when he robbed Macs #7 Food Store around 10:40 p.m. He also robbed a customer who was in the store that night, resulting in two robbery with a dangerous weapon charges being lodged by police. There were no injuries reported.
The third charge stems from Upchurch allegedly using a handgun in the Kangaroo robbery that happened around 1:20 a.m. He faces his third robbery with a dangerous weapon charge from that case.
He is in the Moore County Detention Center with no bail.
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