CMPD: Teenager Charged In South Charlotte Armed Robbery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg detectives have charged one teenager for his involvement in a south Charlotte armed robbery on Thursday.

Officers say shortly after 6 a.m. on June 10th they responded to an armed robbery call for service on Monroe Road.

After arriving at the scene, officers say they spoke with two victims who claimed a man approached them, pointed a firearm at them, demanded money, and then took the victim’s vehicle keys.

Police say the suspect left the scene on foot, but shortly returned and left in the stolen vehicle.

Officers say approximately one hour after the robbery was reported, they noticed a vehicle with traffic violations and attempted to conduct a stop.

Officers communicated that the vehicle they were conducting a traffic stop on matched the description involved in the armed robbery an hour prior.

Police say they were able to detain two juvenile occupants in the vehicle without incident.

After interviewing both juveniles, detectives say one juvenile was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Armed Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon, Speeding, No Operators License, Reckless Driving, Obtaining a Fake License Plate, and Providing Fake Information to an Officer.

Detectives say they are reviewing additional cases to see if the juvenile was involved.

The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.