Police Nabbed Suspect In String Of Robberies

RobberMATTHEWS, N.C. — Police caught a suspect connected with 7 store robberies in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect was taken into custody along Farm Pond Lane off Albemarle Road in east Charlotte.

Police in Charlotte and Matthews connected seven store robberies over the last couple of days.

The most recent occurred at Hancock Fabrics on Independence Boulevard in Matthews. Investigators said the assailant had a handgun and used a crowbar during the incident.

Police are calling the incident a larceny after they said the person reached over the counter and grabbed money.

While investigating this incident, police have determined the suspect may be connected to two other robberies in Matthews last week. The description of the robber was similar in all of the cases, police said.

Angel Cleaners was robbed on Thursday and The European Cleaners was robbed at gunpoint on Friday, police said.

Police in Charlotte said a robber they believed to be the same man who committed the crimes in Matthews also robbed three different stores in Charlotte.

CMPD said the man robbed the Dollar General on E. W.T. Harris Bouleavard on Saturday, the Circle K store on Idlewild Road on Sunday and the Dollar General on Albemarle Road on Monday.

Anyone with information on the robberies are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 704-335-1600.

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