Suspect On Electronic Monitoring Arrested For Robbery, Second Suspect Wanted

CHARLOTTE, NC — Police have charged one man accused of common law robbery Tuesday afternoon, but say a second suspect is still on the run.

The crime happened around 3:17pm at Botanica La Reyna on N. Tryon Street. Police say two suspects robbed the business and were confronted by an employee before they took off.

The employee reportedly grabbed one of the suspects and was pushed away. The victim was not injured, according to police.

Keon Hunter, who was on electronic monitoring at the time of the crime, was quickly identified as one of the suspects. Investigators say the monitor placed Hunter at the scene.

Hunter was located at a nearby business, police say, and taken into custody.

He is charged with Common Law Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Common Law Robbery.

Police say Hunter was placed on electronic monitoring in August after being arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Resisting/Obstruct/ Delay, and Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits. According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office Jail webite, Hunter has been arrested 13 times since 2016.

The second suspect has not yet been identified, police say, but the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.