Police: Lexington man charged in armed CVS robberies

Published 11:03 am Monday, February 2, 2015

A Lexington man has been charged in connection with robberies at CVS stories in Salisbury and Rockwell.

Bobby Ray Cabe Jr., 40, is charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony possession of a firearm by a felon in the Salisbury robbery, and he faces similar charges in the Rockwell crime.

The Salisbury robbery occurred around 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at the CVS located at 1702 E. Innes St. There were three employees at the pharmacy during the robbery.

Salisbury Police said at the time a man walked into the store wearing a black hat and camouflage jacket and carrying a silver revolver.
The gunman forced an employee to open two safes from which he took Opana and oxycodone and placed them in a bag he’d bought with him.
In the Rockwell crime which happened in December, a white male wearing a camouflage jacket and pants walked into the CVS around 8 p.m. and demanded pills from a pharmacist. The suspect had a black handgun and also had his own bag. He took several different types of prescription pills and left on foot.
Authorities said Cabe was caught Jan. 29 while robbing a Winston-Salem Walgreens Pharmacy. Another man, James Matthew Greer, 31, was with Cabe. Police said there was a chase and Greer jumped from a 40-foot bridge.
Along with Cabe and Greer, Kimberly Ann Hughes was charged with being involved in the Winston-Salem crime.
Two men went inside the pharmacy, located across from Brenner Children’s Hospital. One of the men with a gun jumped the counter, took pills and cash while the other ordered employees to the floor at gunpoint.
Officials said Cabe and Greer got into a waiting pickup. Officers followed the truck, but the driver refused to stop.
Cabe, Hughes and Greer jumped from the vehicle, police said. Winston-Salem Police arrested Cabe and Hughes following a short foot chase. Greer received serious, but not life threatening injuries, jumping from the bridge.

Salisbury police are investigating whether Greer may be involved in other robberies that have occurred in Salisbury.

Greer has been convicted of shoplifting, breaking and entering, larceny, forgery, child abduction and drug possession. Winston-Salem Police are expected to charge Greer with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer.

Winston-Salem police have charged Cabe with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, possession of firearm by a felon, felony speeding to elude arrest, and misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct an officer.

Hughes, 30, of Denton, has been charged by Winston-Salem police with robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of carrying a concealed weapon (knife and gun), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, delay, obstruct an officer.

Cabe, who is currently on probation, has been convicted of felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a vehicle, receiving a stolen vehicle, obtaining property by false pretenses, possession of stolen goods, driving while license revoked, escape from jail, misdemeanor larceny, second-degree burglary, second-degree arson, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, common law robbery, simple assault and shoplifting.