CMPD: Suspect sought in string of armed robberies

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man in connection to a string of armed robberies that started earlier this month. 

The first reported robbery occurred at 2:23 a.m. Monday, November 13. Police said the suspect entered the Charlotte Travel Plaza at 4601 Sunset Road and brandished a knife, demanding money. After obtaining property, he fled in an unknown direction of travel.  

The second incident happened at 4:46 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at the 7-Eleven located at 1824 Freedom Drive. Police said the suspect walked up to the counter and brandished a knife while demanding money from the registers. He then fled the scene. 

The third armed robbery happened at 4:28 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at the 7-Eleven located at 718 W. Trade Street. Police said the suspect approached a clerk and demanded money. When the clerk refused, the suspect left the business. 

About 30 minutes later, the same man entered the Charlotte Travel Plaza located at 4601 Sunset Road. During this robbery, police said the suspect made a purchase and when the cash register opened the suspect brandished a knife and grabbed money from the register. The man then fled the scene. 

The most recent incident happened at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Circle K located at 9424 S. Tryon Street. Police said the suspect asked the clerk about prices of cigarettes and which time he brandished a firearm demanding money from the register. The suspect left the store without any property. 

A few hours later, the suspect went to the Circle K located at 421 Tyvola Road. Police said the suspect approached the counter with merchandise and when the clerk began to complete the transaction, the suspect pulled out a firearm and demanded money and cigarettes. Upon receiving the property, he fled the scene. 

CMPD said this suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’6”- 5’10” tall, with a medium build. Anyone with information concerning these cases or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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