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Man wanted in Lincoln Co home invasion caught on surveillance photos in Charlotte

(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A man who is wanted in connection with a home invasion in Lincoln County from July was reportedly caught on a home surveillance camera in Charlotte Thursday. 

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, two men reportedly robbed an elderly lady when she walked in on them burglarizing her home on July 20 around 12:15 p.m. in the 7600 block of Sifford Road.

Deputies say a woman in her 70s or 80s came home and saw a light brown or tan colored sedan parked in her carport. The woman thought the car belonged to a relative who had a key to her home and noticed her door was partially open. The woman then thought a relative was inside her home so she went inside.

Deputies say the door had actually been kicked in. 

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Once inside, the elderly woman was reportedly confronted by two people but only was able to get a look at one of the robbers, deputies say. 

Deputies said the woman described the one robber as a black male who is between 18 to 22 years of age and had a slim built. The robber was armed with a black handgun, the sheriff's office said.

The man then led the woman into a back room of the home and sat her down while he and the other burglar went through the home, deputies said. According to deputies, the man told the woman he didn't want to hurt her. While in the room the woman called 911.

Before deputies arrived, the men had left with a Vizio television and a small lockbox. Investigators aren't sure if anything else was taken.

The suspected vehicle is believed to be a gold or tan 1990's Ford Taurus, deputies say. The sheriff's office said the vehicle's front hub cap is missing.

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Deputies say the vehicle does not have a license plate, but has a forged auto dealer plate with the name of a fictitious company. 

The woman was not injured during the home invasion.

If you know the identity of this man or have any information, you're asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 704-732-9050.

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