FOX 46 Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Authorities say a man wanted in connection to a reported sexual assault and carjacking in the Park road Shopping Center has now also been named a suspect in a robbery.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the robbery happened before the carjacking incident on Friday, Nov. 16 at 1:19 a.m. in the 1800 block of Montford Drive.
A woman told officers a man entered her vehicle and stole personal property.
A short time later at 2:03 a.m., officers responded to a carjacking and sexual assault. The woman told officers she was using an ATM in the 1600 block of E Woodlawn Road when she was approached by an unknown man. The suspect forced his way into her vehicle with a weapon, drove to another location, and attempted to sexually assault her.
Due to the proximity and suspect description given, police believe these two incidents are related.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5'7" to 5'8" tall, and was last seen wearing jeans, a two tone jean jacket, black and white shoes, a black hat and a gray mask covering his nose and mouth.
CMPD officers have been conducting additional patrols in the area of Park Road Shopping Center, Parktowne Village, and Montford Drive.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600 or 911. There is a Crime Stopper reward up to $1,000. The tipster will not have to appear in court and will remain anonymous.