Crime & Courts

Police seek Charlotte robbery suspect

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with three armed robberies of convenience stores in north and northeast Charlotte.

The suspect assaulted or tried to assault store employees in each case, investigators said.

The first robbery was reported shortly before 2:15 p.m. Aug. 18. Police said a man entered the Plaza Express Mart, in the 6300 block of The Plaza, and pretended to make a purchase. The suspect then assaulted the clerk and took money from the register, police said.

The next two robberies were this week, police said.

About 8:30 p.m. Monday, a man entered a 7-Eleven store in the 8100 block of Old Concord Road, pretended to buy an item again, and then tried to assault the clerk, police said. The suspect took money from the register and ran, investigators said.

The third robbery was reported about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Giant Penny Grocery Store, in the 3300 block of The Plaza. Police said a man assaulted the clerk, took money from the register, and ran off.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 10 to 6 feet tall, weighing 160 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and purple cap in Wednesday’s robbery.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.