The Greensboro Police Department is seriously shorthanded, but that doesn’t mean criminals aren’t being arrested.

On Monday, May 3, the Police Department reported three armed robbery calls, which appeared to be connected. 

On Wednesday, May 5, the police reported that William Edward Alling, 20, of Greensboro and a juvenile, had been arrested and charged with those three armed robberies and one additional count of armed robbery of an individual on May 4.

The May 4 robbery occurred at 1107 W. McGee St. where the suspects allegedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint.  Shortly after the incident the vehicle was located in Durham and the suspects were arrested by the Durham police.

Alling and the juvenile have been charged with robbing the Circle K at 1585 New Garden Road, the BP at 4700 W. Market St. and the Firehouse Grocery at 547 S. Mendenhall St., all on Monday, May 3, as well as the robbery of an individual on Tuesday, May 4.

A number of vehicle break ins have been reported recently in northwest Greensboro, and on Tuesday, May 4 at 4:29 a.m., Greensboro police responded to a report of a breaking and entering of a motor vehicle in the 3800 block of Cotswald Terrace.  Officers at the scene saw a vehicle leaving the area and stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by four males matching the description of the suspects.

Six firearms as well as other stolen property were found inside the vehicle.

According to police, the suspects were responsible for 16 vehicle break-ins, a burglary of a residence and stealing a vehicle.

The suspects, Quinsa Julius King, Darnell Lavide Langley, both 18, and two juveniles, were charged with first degree burglary, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny of firearms, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.