Police say man robbed several Charlotte businesses

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WBTV) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify a man they say is responsible for two different armed robberies in the city of Charlotte.

Police said the most recent incident happened on Thursday, October 14 around 12 p.m. at Circle K located at 9100 Monroe Road.

Company surveillance footage shows a man walking to the store counter and brandishing a gun. The man can be heard giving orders to the store clerk in the audio surveillance video.

“Put the money in the bag. Put the money in the bag. Hurry! ”The man is heard saying.

After the man got the money from the clerk, he left the store. The entire robbery lasts less than a minute.

CMPD Crime Stoppers Detective Adrian Johnson said police believe the man is responsible for a robbery that took place earlier this month from a 7-Eleven in north Charlotte.

“It is clear that he has the same MO, the same dress style. What you can see of the suspect is he appears to be the same guy, ”Johnson said.

Johnson said it was common for the same individual to commit multiple crimes before being apprehended by police.

“We see this quite often, but the point is that with this video footage and these images that we have, we are very hopeful that we can capture this suspect. For many others, you may not be able to get footage of the same suspect in different incidents, so we have a lot of hope, ”Johnson explained.

The detective said he hoped community members would help identify the man responsible for the thefts, but he encouraged people to be careful. Johnson said the man would be dangerous. He said he believes the individual will attempt to rob another business if he is not identified and arrested.

“In those two cases he didn’t get a lot of money from those places so I think he’ll strike again if he hasn’t already and we want this to end as soon as possible. Johnson said.

Anyone with information on armed robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Informants can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.

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Mark M. Gagnon