On July 24, 2012, at 12:35 p.m., two suspects entered the Saints and Sinners Sweepstakes located at 4724-A Old Pineville Rd in Charlotte, NC. Once inside the business, the first suspect, later identified as Vernon Tyree Glenn, produced a handgun, pointed it at an employee and demanded money from the business. The second suspect, later identified as Wesley Banks, gathered up money along with Mr. Glenn and then fled the scene along with Mr. Glenn.
Officers were notified that the suspects from the armed robbery got into an orange colored Dodge Neon and fled the scene. Within a matter of minutes the vehicle was spotted by a Westover Division Officer a short distance from the robbery. The vehicle turned onto St. Vardell Lane and two occupants fled the vehicle on foot while leaving the vehicle in the parking lot of the Roadway Inn. Officers were able to determine which hotel room the two suspects ran into and take them into custody. A handgun was recovered inside the vehicle.
Vernon Glenn was charged with two counts each of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Wesley Banks was charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.