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Man charged in Nash store robberies

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NASHVILLE — A man is charged with robbing the same Nash County convenience store at gunpoint on two occasions, sheriff’s deputies said Thursday.

Steven Rahaeh Spivey of 2837 Batchelor Road outside Nashville is accused in armed robberies at the L&L Food Store, 5862 N.C. 58 S. in the Sandy Cross community south of Nashville on Oct. 30 and Feb. 14, according to Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

No one was injured in either holdup, and the robber made off with cash both times.

After the October holdup, a sheriff’s office K-9 led deputies from the store to nearby Batchelor Road where the robber’s trail went cold, Medina said. Evidence from the Valentine’s Day robbery linked that crime to the previous case and detectives developed Spivey as the suspect in both robberies.

Deputies secured arrest warrants for Spivey and he was found at a home in Greenville, where Greenville police arrested him without incident.

“Spivey was transported back to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for an interview where Spivey confessed to committing both robberies,” Medina said in a Thursday news release.

Spivey was booked into the Nash County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.