Police are asking again for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with at least a half-dozen armed robberies since late November.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued an advisory last week about the robberies but have added two heists to the list -- one in Matthews, and another at an ATM this week in the University City area.
The man has demanded money from victims at gunpoint in each case, and he apparently is using some sort of tape to mask his face in some of the robberies.
Police say the suspect is a white male with blonde hair. Descriptions of his size vary, between 5 feet 4 and 5-11 in height, and between 120 and 180 pounds. Investigators say he appears to be somewhere between 20 and 40 years of age. He might be using a black four-door Lincoln Town Car as a getaway vehicle.
Last week, police said the man was responsible for robberies at convenience stores in the 4400 block of Randolph Road; the 9700 block of Monroe Road; and the 100 block of West Woodlawn Road; and a McDonalds restaurant on North Wendover Road.
Since then, they have added a robbery at a Hampton Inn on Independence Pointe Parkway and Independence Boulevard in Matthews; and a robbery of a person Tuesday at an ATM in the 8300 block of Medical Plaza in north Charlotte.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600, or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.
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