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Arrest made in 2018 McDonald's, Bojangles’ robberies

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WAKE FOREST — Police say they’ve found the man responsible for robbing a Bojangles’ restaurant and forcing its employees into a freezer in 2018.

Damien Lavae Herring, 40, was charged in connection to the robbery as well as in connection to two similar robberies in Raleigh, the Wake Forest Police Department announced Wednesday.

Herring, of Raleigh, was charged by Wake Forest authorities with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of first-degree kidnapping. He was held under a $1.95 million secured bond.

Then on Thursday, Wake Forest police added additional charges against Herring in connection to a 2018 robbery at a McDonald's. 

Police said Bojangles', 12109 Cloverleaf Drive, reported the robbery shortly after midnight on Oct. 11, 2018.

A man armed with a semiautomatic handgun forced the employees back into the store as the workers were leaving. The robber forced one employee to open the safe and then forced both workers into a freezer.

The employees called 911 after the robber fled. No injuries were reported.

Police said the robbery was similar to one at the 1001 Forestville Road McDonald’s on July 22 that year. 

Police did not say what evidence led them to arrest Herring this week.