Grocery robbed by man who never shows gun

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Another Harris Teeter is robbed by a man who never showed gun.

There was a spate of Harris Teeter stickups earlier this summer up and down the I-77 corridor, from Rock Hill to Cornelius.

But those were violent robberies involving two armed men. In one store, they fired a bullet into the ceiling.

At 6:30PM on October 18th, with families shopping for dinner at the Mallard Creek Harris Teeter, a man waited at the customer service counter.

Surveillance video shows him wearing overalls, a jacket and a long-bill hat. He's careful not to show his face to the camera.

When the clerk returns to the counter, the man hands her a note that said, "put everything in the drawer into a bag and you won't get hurt."

At that point, he sticks his hand in his jacket pocket and points something that looks very much like the outline of a gun barrel at her.

She complies, emptying the cash drawer to the tune of more than $14 hundred.

He then walks calmly out the front door. Once outside, he quickens his pace and runs to his gray van.

CMPD Detective Marty Cuthbertson thinks because the store was so busy at that time, someone must have seen this man leave.

"That's our hope. Somebody can give us some information-- a tag number or name-- and we can get him arrested."

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