Man pistol-whipped and robbed at sweepstakes parlor

Man pistol-whipped

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was pistol-whipped and robbed by two men as he sat behind a sweepstakes gaming center early Friday morning in east Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the man had just come from the sweepstakes business, grabbed a milkshake, and was enjoying it in an alleyway when two men approached him.
Officer said they tried to rob him, and in the course of the crime, the victim was hit with the gun.
Both suspects ran from the scene.  The victim was transported by Medics for treatment for the beating, but police say he should be okay.
The CMPD is asking for the help from the public to aid them in wrapping this case up.  If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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