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CMPD: Man robs five businesses within 24 hours

(Surveillance provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police) (Surveillance provided by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Surveillance video shows the frightening moment a man jumped over the counter of a Charlotte convenience store and robbed them at gunpoint.

The owners of the Run In Convenience Store, who asked to remain anonymous, said the crook got away with over $400 around 9:30 Wednesday evening.

But according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, that robbery was one of six they've linked to the unnamed individual, five of them happening in 24 hours. 

Police said the man was first spotted robbing the MMYT Food Mart on Shamrock Dr. on October 4. But then he came back and stole again Wednesday afternoon. 

Four hours later, police said, he robbed the Boost Mobile store on The Plaza, followed the the Plaza and Milton Food Mart another four hours later. 

The last place the robber was spotted, according to police, was the EZ Light business on The Plaza. CMPD said he robbed the business at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

Police have yet to make any arrests in the case. They describe the suspect as a black male with a slim build. They believe he speaks with a West African accent. 

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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