Police hope to identify people who robbed Southwest Charlotte 7-Eleven
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives are hoping to identify those responsible for the robbery of a convenience store in southwest Charlotte. The incident happened on Friday, June 17 around 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven store located at 838 Tyvola Road.
“We must be very concerned about this weapon. It’s a powerful weapon that you see in the video pointed at the employee. Anything could have happened. It could have been deadly easy,” said CMPD Crime Stoppers Detective Rick Smith.
Smith said police are seeing more firearms with extended magazines on the streets.
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“It’s becoming more and more common here in Charlotte. You don’t use that type of weapon unless you’re trying to do damage, real damage,” Smith explained.
The detective said no one was injured in the robbery. He said the two alleged thieves stole tobacco products from the business.
One of the individuals was wearing a multicolored sweatshirt and the other was wearing a black sweatshirt with red lettering.
“These garments are distinct and absolutely if anyone knows this individual or has any information that these two individuals were going to commit this crime, we ask that you give us a call,” Smith said.
He explained that detectives want to identify people and charge them before they commit another crime.
“We don’t think this is the first time they’ve done this and we definitely want to get them before they have a chance to do this again,” he said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest. Community members can also submit crime tips through the P3 Tips app.
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