Man charged with two larcenies

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 06:53 PM

Monroe police arrested a man Monday night in connection with larcenies at Top Dollar Jewelry and Loan and Treasure Chest in Monroe.

Durell Stephon Williams, 23, of 1805 Merriman Avenue, Charlotte, was arrested and charged with two counts of felonious larceny in connection with both larcenies.

On Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m., a man entered Top Dollar Jewelry and Loan at 2114 Suite-B W. Roosevelt Boulevard and asked to see several items of jewelry. The man snatched several gold necklaces from the display counter and ran out of the store. He fled the scene on foot and got into a black Mercedes that was parked on Secrest Shortcut Road. Monday night, Monroe Police Department detectives, with the assistance of the Mecklenburg County Sherriff’s Office deputies, conducted a search warrant at 1823 J. Julian Lane, Apt. H in Charlotte and later arrested Williams, according to a Monroe Police Department statement.

According to a Monroe Police Department bulletin, the larceny at Treasure Chest, which is at 1510 Skyway Drive in Monroe, happened during the afternoon of Feb. 1. During that incident, the suspect entered the store and grabbed a tray of jewelry before fleeing from the scene.

Williams was taken to the Union County Jail after his arrest and placed under a $20,500 bond, according to the Monroe Police Department statement.

Williams has an April 3 court date.

“I just hope they find my merchandise,” David Waugh, the owner of Top Dollar Jewelry and Loan, said.

He’s happy about the arrest and is appreciative of all the work of the officers who worked on the case, Waugh said.