North Carolina police have arrested a Charlotte-Mecklenburg man who they say left evidence at a crime scene.

He apparently left a photo of himself behind, along with the gun he allegedly used in the crime.

27-year-old Joseph Faulk was arrested Wednesday in east Charlotte and charged in a series of armed robberies Tuesday and Wednesday. The robberies took place in and near apartment complexes off Albemarle Road at Farm Pond Lane, police say.

In the first robbery on Four Winds Drive, the victim in that case said a man put a gun to his neck and robbed him of cash. The gunman left behind a cell phone, and police say that was a big help- in their making an arrest.

About three hours later, a second man said he was walking to his car on Springset Drive, when a man wearing a red bandana approached him at gunpoint and took his wallet and cell phone.

Then about 2 a.m. Wednesday, another man was robbed by a gunman wearing a red bandana on Springset Drive.

Police checked the cell phone left in the Four Winds Drive robbery and say they found a photo of a man holding a gun similar to the weapon used in the robberies. The phone was registered to a number in Brooklyn, N.Y.

About 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, police stopped a car on Farm Pond Lane, because detectives spotted a man in the car who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. They asked to search another man in the car, identified later as Faulk, and found a red bandana and a gun in his waistband.

Police say the man in the photo on the cell phone was identified as Faulk, and Faulk told detectives he was from Brooklyn.

Faulk was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and probation violation.

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