Police are asking the public to help them find two men who robbed a south Charlotte smoothie shop on Monday.
The robbery happened on Monday at the Smoothie King in the Arboretum shopping center at Providence Road and N.C. 51. According to police, the robbers walked into the Smoothie King, pointed handguns at the man working the counter and demanded money.
They got away in an older “round style” Buick sedan with large chrome rims, according to police.
One suspect was described as a black man with an average build who was wearing a black hood over his head and a bright bandana over his face. He was also wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, and reddish shoes, police say. Pictures taken from video surveillance cameras provided by the police show the robber pushing the Smoothie King employee in the back with his left hand while holding a gun pointed at the ground in his right. Another picture shows the robber peering into a back room with his gun raised.
The second suspect was a black man of average build wearing a purple hoodie and a dark bandana. He was wearing gray sweatpants and tennis shoes.
Police encourage anyone with information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters are eligible for a reward of information that leads to an arrest.
Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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