Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for two men who they say broke into a 73-year-old woman’s home while wielding a handgun and tied her up before robbing her early Friday.
Officers went to the 1300 block of LaSalle Street at 7:45 a.m. after receiving calls about an occupied breaking and entering of a residence, according to a police department news release.
The woman told police she was home alone when two men, armed with a handgun, broke in through her back door and tied her up. They took some of her belongings before fleeing in a black sport utility vehicle.
Investigators searched the area but could not find the suspects. Police say the break-in was not random, adding that they believe the suspects targeted the house because they were looking for drugs.
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Anyone with further information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.