Gunman killed in attempted sweepstakes robbery connected to string of armed robberies in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police have connected a man killed during an attempted armed robbery on April 5 to a group they believe is responsible for at least 14 armed robberies which happened in the city over the last several months.

Starting in December 2016, a group of suspects began robbing convenience stores at gunpoint. Surveillance videos showed them forcibly shoving a customer in one incident and holding a clerk at gunpoint in another. In some of the robberies, one of the...

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