Harris Teeter is now offering more money to help solve armed robberies at three of its Charlotte-area stores in May.
The Matthews-based grocery chain had previously announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of suspects in the robberies. But on Tuesday, officials said they would increase the reward to $75,000 to try to bring more attention, and hopefully generate new leads, in the cases.
Although no incidents have been reported since May, Harris Teeter continues to actively aid local law enforcement to identify the criminals responsible for disrupting the safe environment the company diligently works to provide, the grocery chain stated in a news release.
Three robberies were reported over a one-week span in May at Harris Teeter stores in south Charlotte, Cornelius and Fort Mill. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigators said the cases were likely related, saying the robbers appeared to be the same people and typically chose grocery stores near interstates.
Harris Teeter said it has continued to beef up its security at local stores, and also has reinforced training for employees on how to respond to robberies.
Anyone with information about the robberies this spring is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.