CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - A man arrested for breaking into Jimmy Johns during protests in Charlotte has been linked to another crime after he appeared on television during coverage of the demonstrations, according to police.
On Wednesday, June 13, officers with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to G-L Mackins Bonding, Co. in the 200 block of N. Myers Street about an attempted robbery. An employee told police that several unknown suspects had attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The suspects then took off on foot.
The victim was able to provide police with an excellent description, however at the time the suspects could not be identified, according to investigators.
On Sunday, September 25, detectives said they received information that one of the suspects in the attempted robbery was on a television station due to recent news coverage of the protests in Charlotte.
Daniel Baker, 49, has been charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy in regards to the June incident.
Baker was already in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on numerous charges in connection with the September incident.
Anyone with additional information concerning these cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600.