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CMPD asks for public help finding armed and dangerous robbery suspect

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s helping finding a man they say has been part of two armed robberies.

Gerico Dontae Alexander, 21, is believed to be armed and dangerous, according to CMPD.

Robbery detectives have obtained warrants for his arrest in connection with two armed robberies in October and November, police said.

The Circle K at 507 Little Rock Road was robbed around 6 a.m. on Oct. 23, and victims told police an armed suspect entered the store and demanded money. During the robbery, the suspect moved the victims into a back storage office and locked them inside before leaving, officials said.

No one was injured in that robbery.

Officers were called to a business at 434 Little Rock Road around 6 p.m. on Nov. 5 for a male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim told police the known suspect came in the store and demanded money. The two argued and the known suspect shot the victim, took the money from the business and left on foot, police said.

This did not appear to be a random act of violence, according to officials.

Alexander has been identified as the suspect in both cases, detectives said.

Anyone with information about Alexander’s location should immediately call the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-8228 or the Crime Stopper’s tip line at 704-334-1600.

Trenda: 704-358-5089; Twitter: @htrenda
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