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Police: Suspects robbed man at Charlotte Shell station

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A Charlotte man was robbed while pumping gas at a Shell station in east Charlotte Thursday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

The 50-year-old man was filling up his car at the station at 6233 Albemarle Road just after 1:40 p.m. when a man armed with a handgun approached him and demanded money.

The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim before striking him in the face with the gun, police said.

Another suspect in the case was at the gas station; he and the robber fled the scene in a white 2005 Chevrolet trailblazer.

Police were searching for both men Friday. They described the first suspect as a black male, between 20 to 30 years old, of slim build and wearing a red sweatshirt, baseball hat, light blue jeans, white tennis shoes. He had gold teeth, according to police.

The second suspect was a Hispanic male, between 25 to 40 years old, wearing a black jacket, a black hat, blue jeans and a white undershirt. He had light facial hair.

Anyone with information should call the Crime Stopper’s tip-line at 704-334-1600 or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

Steele: 704-358-5067 on Twitter: @steelecs
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