A Charlotte man is in jail Wednesday accused of robbing a Harris Teeter grocery store twice within a month.
But police said the crimes are not related to a string of robberies earlier this year at other Charlotte-area Harris Teeter stores.
In the latest cases, Andrew Clyburn was arrested Tuesday after being linked to the Oct. 18 and Nov. 8 armed robberies of a Harris Teeter located at the intersection West W. T. Harris Boulevard and Mallard Creek Road.
In the first robbery, police said a man handed a store employee a note demanding money. The victim told police that the suspect had his hand in the pocket of his jacket, which made her believe he had a gun.
The second robbery unfolded similarly, police said, with another store employee also reporting that a man handed him a note demanding money. The suspect also was reaching into his pocket jacket “as if he had a gun,” police said.
In both cases, the suspect fled the scene though it was not clear how much, if any, money they received.
Police said Clyburn was arrested after a tip was called into Crime Stoppers.
The 42-year-old was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and common law robbery. He was being held Wednesday in the Mecklenburg County jail.
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