Robbery suspect wanted after assaulting homeowner in Cornelius

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Police are searching for a robbery suspect they say broke into a home and assaulted the owner in Cornelius Tuesday morning.

The incident happened before noon in the area of Edinburgh Square Drive and Cloverstone Circle. According to police, a Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie broke into the residence and attacked the homeowner before taking off on foot.

Officers were canvassing the area along with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's helicopter.

Neighbors are asked to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 46 Charlotte for updates.