Police arrest man wanted in Harris Blvd convenience store robbery

Andonus Purvis (Mecklenburg County Jail)
Andonus Purvis (Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say robbed a convenience off of Harris Boulevard Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported early Wednesday morning at the 7-Eleven at Reames Road and West WT Harris Boulevard, according to the news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Andonus Purvis, 38, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The store clerk told police that a black male suspect entered the store and demanded property. Purvis took the property and left the store on foot.

Shortly after a detailed description of the suspect was broadcast across police radios, an officer saw a person matching the description, later identified as Andonus Purvis.

The officer detained Purvis.

After being positively identified as the suspect, Purvis was placed under arrest without incident.

Officers also located the property belonging to the business on Purvis.

He remains in custody at the Mecklenburg County Jail.

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