CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a homeless man who they say stabbed and robbed another man who sheltered him for the night.
The incident occurred at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, July 2 in the 2300 block of Dundeen Street.
Upon arrival, the victim told CMPD he had befriended a man at a bus stop in the uptown area, and due to a handicap, had asked the suspect to get money out of an ATM using his card. The suspect helped him out, so the victim invited the suspect to share a meal and stay with him at his home, since the suspect appeared to be homeless.
During the night, the victim awoke to the suspect holding a knife to him and demanding his wallet. The suspect proceeded to stab the victim multiple times and take his wallet.
The suspect fled the scene and used the victim’s ATM card at a business on W. Trade Street, police said.
The suspect is believed to be homeless and frequent the uptown area. He's described as a black man with dark skin, approximately 45-year-old, 5’9" tall, and 180 lbs. He also had a mustache and goatee.
Detectives are asking anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.