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Armed Robbery Suspects Charged


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Contact: Rob Tufano, CMPD Public Affairs Office



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           Houston                            Steele

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Metro Division and Robbery Unit Detectives have arrested and charged Desmond Houston, DOB: 11/15/1992, and Eddie Steele, DOB: 04/14/1985, for their involvement in the armed robbery of Little Caesar.
On Monday, December 9, 2013, at approximately 11:27 a.m., Metro Division patrol officers responded to 3220 Wilkinson Boulevard in reference to an armed robbery from the Little Caesars.  Employees advised that two black males armed with handguns entered their store and demanded money.  After receiving the money, the suspects then fled the scene in a silver Mitsubishi SUV. 
A description of the vehicle and suspects was quickly disseminated to officers.  Shortly after the description was broadcast, Metro Division officers located the vehicle at the 3000 block of Parkway Avenue and made contact with the two occupants, Mr. Houston and Mr. Steele.  Additional information and evidence gathered led officers to placing both Mr. Houston and Mr. Steele under arrest for the armed robbery. 
Both suspects were then transported to police headquarters where they were interviewed by Robbery Detectives.  At the conclusion of the interviews, Mr. Houston was charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit RWDW, Possession of Stolen Firearm and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.  Mr. Steele was charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit RWDW.
Due to the excellent suspect descriptions by Little Caesars employees and the outstanding collaborative effort from Metro Division Officers and Robbery Unit Detectives, Mr. Houston and Mr. Steele were quickly identified and taken off of the streets.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.  To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit