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Man arrested in connection to Plaza-Midwood armed robbery

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Robert Jay Harris (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Robert Jay Harris (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Charlotte have arrested a man they say robbed a man in his car in Plaza-Midwood on Thursday night.

Robert Jay Harris, 20, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The incident was reported at a supermarket at the corner of Thomas and Commonwealth Avenues around 11:30 p.m., according to Charlotte police.

A man told police that he got in his car after shopping inside the store.

Harris got into the car through the passenger side door and demanded his property at gunpoint.

He left the area on foot toward Central Avenue.

The victim was able to flag down an off duty officer in the area who broadcast the incident over the radio.

Harris was spotted a short time later behind a building on Central Avenue.

The handgun Harris used in the robbery was reported stolen in Charlotte on May 30.

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