CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- (WSOC) -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a group of alleged robbers who were targeting Latino victims.
Police charged Pedro Antonio Rivera-Chinchilla, 18, Christian Jose Salmeron, 19, Joshua Omar Salvado-Gil, 19, and a 15-year-old boy for their involvement with multiple violent robberies.
Rivera-Chinchilla, Salmeron and Salvado-Gil were arrested together during a traffic stop Thursday morning. Police said there was marijuana in the car.
The 15-year-old was arrested during a different traffic stop Thursday.
CMPD revealed during their weekly media briefing that the most recent case was reported a week ago in southeast Charlotte. A teenager was allegedly robbed by three to four Hispanic people.
That robbery comes just days after a robbery and shooting at an apartment complex on Archdale Drive.
Two suspects robbed Mario Lopez-Miranda and then shot him in the back on Archdale Drive, police said. Lopez-Miranda’s wife told Channel 9 he is expected to recover.