Abu Bakr Rahman, 19, of 2911 Bragg St., was the third person charged in two days in connection with the April 26 robbery of Mariano Castillo. Rahman was charged with felony first-degree burglary and felony robbery with a dangerous weapon following the short chase, which ended about 11 a.m. Friday. Rahman's bail was set at $52,000.
Micheal Shaw, 25, of 116 Dresden Ave., and Arthur Leo Howell Jr., 25, of 521 Owen Drive, were charged with felony first-degree burglary and felony robbery with a dangerous weapon on Thursday. Both Shaw and Howell were already in the Robeson County jail on separate charges. Shaw's bail was set at $50,000 and Howell's at $20,000.
On April 26, four men -- including one who was armed -- broke into the home of Castillo, 45, at Eaglewood mobile home park. They kicked in the door and beat Castillo until he surrendered $500, according tosheriff's Maj. Jimmy Maynor said.
The fourth man is being sought.
Maynor said a Lumberton police officer saw Rahman Friday morning in a white Volkswagon, which he was not driving, on West Fifth Street near Lumberton Ford-Lincoln-Mercury. Maynor said a chase began when the officer tried to stop the car.
The chase crossed Interstate 95 and ended just past the overpass. A 9mm assault rifle was confiscated from the car.
The driver of the car, Mickey Lamar Floyd, was charged with driving violations, but not armed robbery, Maynor said.
The arrests followed a joint investigation by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the Selective Enforcement Team of the Lumberton Police Department, Maynor said.
"We're trying to urge any Hispanics who have been victims of these men to come forward," Maynor said. "We feel like they've probably done this before."