|Raymond Craig Johnson|
"As referenced in an earlier media release, Detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division have been investigating a series of robberies that occurred at multiple Quality Inn hotels located in the city. In addition to those robberies, detectives were also tasked with the investigation of multiple business robberies which occurred during a similar time frame. A brief summary of those incidents is as follows.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 22, 2014, a suspect entered the Pineview Self-Serve located at 5137 Old Rural Hall Road and confronted the clerk with a handgun. The suspect’s face was covered as he demanded money from the business. The suspect fled to a nearby vehicle after obtaining cigarettes and currency. The vehicle was driven by a second suspect. No one was injured during this incident.
At approximately 1:55 a.m. on July 23, 2014 two suspects entered the Quality Inn located at 5719 University Parkway. Both suspects had their faces concealed and were armed with handguns. The suspects demanded money from the business and also robbed a visitor in the hotel lobby of personal belongings before fleeing the business. No one was injured during the robbery.
At approximately 11:48 p.m., on July 24, 2014, two suspects with bandanas covering their faces attempted to enter the Quality Inn located at 531 Akron Drive, but were unable to enter due to the doors being locked. The suspect’s intent appeared to be the robbery of the business.
|Antonio Denard Torrence|
At approximately 1:54 a.m. on July 25, 2014, a single suspect with his face concealed entered the Quality Inn located at 2008 S. Hawthorn Road. The suspect confronted the clerk with a handgun and fled the business with an undisclosed amount of currency. No one was injured during the robbery.
At approximately 11:02 p.m. on July 30, 2014, a suspect with his face concealed entered the J&J Food Mart located at 2022 S. Broad Street and confronted the clerk with a handgun. The suspect obtained currency and cigarettes from the business before fleeing to a waiting vehicle that was operated by a second suspect. The clerk was not injured during this incident.
Shortly after the robbery of the J&J Food Mart, patrol officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department located an unoccupied vehicle in which evidence related to the robbery was in plain view. As a result of that evidence and subsequent follow up investigation, authorities arrested Antonio Denard Torrence for the robbery of the J&J Food Mart. Further investigation yielded additional evidence linking Antonio Denard Torrence to the robbery of the Pineview Self-Serve, the July 22nd robbery of the Quality Inn on University Parkway and the July 24th attempted robbery of the Quality Inn on Akron Drive.
Antonio Denard Torrence was admitted to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is being held under a $150,000.00 secured bond. Antonio Torrence has been charged with four counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and one count of Attempted Robbery. A court date in this matter has been set for August 21, 2014. An arrest photo of Antonio Torrence is attached.
Authorities have also obtained arrest warrants for Raymond Craig Johnson for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon in connection to this investigation. Raymond Johnson is thirty-six years of age and is described as approximately six feet one inch in height and weighing approximately 190 pounds. A 2012 arrest photo of Raymond Johnson is attached.
Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Raymond Craig Johnson call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800."