CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mecklenburg Police need your help to put a stop to a very bold, one-man crime spree. Detectives say he's been ripping off business in north Charlotte giving a new definition to "repeat offender."
"We need (someone) to call-in some kind of information, some tip," said CMPD Detective Tori Roddey.
CMPD needs help to find this suspect because this case is different than most. Two helpless clerks at the Advanced Auto Parts store on Hankins Road know it full well.
"You can tell in the (surveillance) video they know (the suspect) means business,"
The clerks know it, not just because they had a handgun pointed at them. They know the suspect means business because the same clerks were held up by the same guy a month earlier and just last week the same store was hit yet again.
"We're talking three times so this guy really doesn't care," said Roddey. "He's going back to the same place because I guess he feels like he can get away with it easy."
And it's not just the three robberies at the auto parts store. CMPD thinks the same guy also hit up a nearby Wells Fargo on West Sugar Creek Road, not once, but twice. So, you have two locations, five robberies, committed by one guy who happens to wear what could be a key clue.
"You can tell he's a smart aleck and kind of enjoying it because if you see the video and also on the still pictures he has glasses with the clown nose on it," said Roddey.
He's wearing cheap gag glasses to walk off with handfuls of cash. The question stumping detectives, who is he?
"Somebody can recognize maybe the prop he is using with the nose or he's going around bragging about it so hopefully somebody finds out some type of information," said Roddey. "Because we can get this guy off the street."
The best CMPD can tell is the suspect is a light-skinned black male in his mid-20's, between 5'10" and 6' tall. Detectives think he may have braids. If any of it looks or sounds familiar call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.