A 17-year-old Rome man was charged Friday in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a North Broad Street store.
According to jail records:
Zaykives Banard McCray, of 200 Ross St., was arrested Thursday on North Broad Street at Harvey Street on disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing charges.
He was additionally charged Friday with felony armed robbery, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was also charged with two counts of sale, distribution or possession of dangerous drugs, two counts of misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor theft by taking.
Police said McCray was masked and armed with a shotgun when he walked in to Tony G Grocery, 1403 N. Broad St., with two other individuals on Aug. 29 around 1 a.m.
A Beretta shotgun that McCray allegedly was wielding during the attempted robbery was found at McCray’s Ross Street residence on Oct. 8 around 2 p.m.
Police also found a black North Territory backpack and Black Cloud ammunition that McCray allegedly had with him the night of the robbery.
The shotgun was reported stolen and valued at $2,000. The backpack and ammo were also reported stolen and valued at $1,500.
At McCray’s Ross Street home police also found a stolen debit card and two drugs: Methocarbamol, a muscle relaxant, and Sertraline, used to treat anxiety.
McCray also allegedly stole a cell phone on Thursday that was valued at $20.
No bond was set for McCray on Friday and he remained jailed with an additional hold for the Department of Juvenile Justice.