A 22 year-old suspect who robbed two employees at the AT&T Store in Smithfield last week was free on bail awaiting trial for another AT&T store robbery two months ago in Wake County. He had also been arrested a day earlier by RDU Airport Police.
Brian Lamonte Clark of Raleigh is accused of robbing the AT&T at 1247 N. Brightleaf Boulevard around 7:30pm last Thursday. He reportedly stolen numerous iPhones from two female clerks, jumped in a car then sped away.
Smithfield Police gave out a description of the vehicle, which was spotted minutes later by Johnston County deputies on Highway 70 near Clayton. Deputies pursued the car on Highway 70 then onto Highway 42 West before Clark jumped and ran on foot.
He eluded arrest Thursday night.
Clark is no stranger to law enforcement. According to the News & Observer, on Nov. 12, 2018 Clark and two others robbed the AT&T store on Capital Boulevard in North Raleigh. The suspects entered the store with a cardboard box to fill with phones and watches they were stealing. However one of the suspects left the box behind. The box contained an old shipping label with their Raleigh address.
$26,000 in items were stolen from the Raleigh store.
The News & Observer reported that Raleigh Police were also able to find a prior mugshot of Clark in their database. Clark’s prior arrest photo showed him wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a unique design. Security footage from the Raleigh AT&T store showed the same sweatshirt on one of the suspects.
Clark was arrested a few days later thanks in part to the shipping label address on the box left inside the store.
Clark was free on bond awaiting trial for the Raleigh AT&T store robbery when Smithfield Police allege he robbed the Smithfield location on Jan. 3rd.
According to an arrest database, Clark was arrested Jan. 2nd by RDU Airport Police for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and larceny of fuel.
Smithfield Police said Monday that Clark was still at large.