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Police: Man robs woman with knife, steals phone

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Police arrested a man on Friday for robbing a woman of her cell phone by using a knife at the 8100 block of Sharon Lakes Road.

Police said Derrick Lamar Brooks, 23, approached a woman around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday displaying a knife and demanded her cell phone.

The victim told officers she gave Brooks her cell phone and he ran away from the scene on foot according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Police said the victim was not hurt.

On Friday, detectives found Brooks inside an apartment on Stoney Point Lane, officers said.

Brooks is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. 

Anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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