A Montgomery man is accused of committing a string of armed robberies last week that ended in a police chase in a stolen vehicle.
Shamon Stringer, 45, faces three charges of first degree robbery, a charge of receiving stolen property and attempting to elude police in a Saturday car chase.
Court documents reveal Stringer is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in her driveway in northeast Montgomery on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Stringer allegedly approached the woman in her driveway in a residential neighborhood and stole about $20 at gunpoint around 1 p.m.
The next day, he allegedly approached a man in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill Road Dollar General and robbed him of a pair of socks at gunpoint. An affidavit in the case estimated the value of the property to be about $5.
On Saturday, Stringer allegedly stole a gold chain from man standing near the intersection of North Lewis and Yancey Avenue, which was valued at about $400.
According to court documents, someone who called Montgomery police to report the Saturday robbery was able to give a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving.
A police officer spotted a similar vehicle on Atlanta Highway, with the driver exhibiting “suspicious” behavior. When the officer turned on his lights to make a stop, Stringer allegedly pulled a U-turn and accelerated in the opposite direction.
The chase ended at the Normandale Apartments, where Stringer “attempted to jump from the moving vehicle.” Police caught him after a short foot pursuit, court documents state.
After the chase, police determined that the car he was driving was stolen.
Stringer is currently jailed in Montgomery County on bonds totaling $211,000.
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