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Man held in robbery near Northlake

Charlotte police have charged Anthony L. Fisher of Charlotte with kidnapping and robbery in connection with a carjacking Thursday morning at a Target store near Northlake Mall.

Police said an armed man approached a 37-year-old woman in the store's parking lot on Northlake Centre Parkway and demanded her purse.

The man forced the woman into her vehicle, demanded her purse and other items and attempted to flee, police said.

Details leading up to the arrest were not immediately available.

Police are investigating whether the incident could be related to a similar incident a day earlier.

An armed man robbed a 69-year-old Charlotte woman at a Wal-Mart near N.C. 16 in northwest Charlotte just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

That woman told police the man fled in her vehicle. Police found a stolen vehicle at the scene and have recovered the woman's Chevrolet Impala.