CMPD searching for suspect in sexual assault

- Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for a man in connection to a sexual assault that took place on Thursday, Nov. 1. 

Police have warrants out for the suspect, 19-year-old Robert Anthony Thomas Jr., for first degree rape, kidnapping, robbery and possession of stolen property. Detectives are now asking the community for help locating him. 

RELATED: CMPD investigating sexual assault in uptown

Around 3:05 a.m., officers responded to W. Morehead St. in uptown in reference to a sexual assault. The 25-year-old victim told police the suspect came up to her and assaulted her. He also stole her cell phone.

Anyone with information on this case or Thomas Jr.'s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911. 

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