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Central Ave. businesses targeted

By Amy Rainey
arainey@eyecharlotte.com

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  • While waiting for the bus, be aware of your immediate surroundings and stand balanced with your hands outside your pockets. Don't lean against street lights, fences or signs.

    When possible, stand where you feel protected from behind.

    When riding public transit, keep what you are carrying under your arm.

    While sitting on buses, look aware and alert. Don't fall asleep.

    If you are unsure of your destination, ask the driver and sit near the front.

    Report anyone who is bothering you to the driver.

    Notice who gets off the bus when you do.

    SOURCE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department



It was not a good weekend for businesses on Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood. Someone broke into White Rabbit on Aug. 3 and stole more than $700 from the store. Phat Tatt's and an entertainment business next door were broken into sometime between Aug. 2 and 4. A TV was stolen from the entertainment business. And someone stole $500 from Mundo Travel on Aug. 3 or 4.

More central city crime:

A particularly inconsiderate suspect left cigarette butts inside a Ford Explorer after breaking into the vehicle and stealing a Garmin GPS unit and an XM radio. The incident occurred on Aug. 2 or 3 in a North Graham Street parking lot in Uptown.

Two men were physically assaulted by an intoxicated woman at Latorre's in Uptown on Aug. 2. The men sustained minor injuries.

Someone broke into Clean Heart Ministries on Commonwealth Avenue on Aug. 3 and damaged the power meter, blinds and side door.

There were two theft incidents at the Burlington Coat Factory at Eastland Mall on Aug. 3. First, two suspects were caught trying to steal a vest and a shirt. Then two other suspects attempted to steal a pair of women's shoes by hiding them in a baby stroller.

A woman reported that her credit card wasn't returned to her after she paid for a meal at Thomas Street Tavern in Plaza Midwood on Aug. 1.

Someone damaged the door lock of a car parked at Sub Station II on East Seventh Street in Elizabeth.

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