Police searching for suspect after early morning breaking-and-entering spree in east Charlotte

Four east Charlotte break-ins under investigation

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - CMPD held a press conference on Monday afternoon announcing that they are currently looking for an individual they believe to be responsible for five separate home invasions near NoDa in east Charlotte during a two-hour span.

The break-in’s occurred between 4:15 and 9:15 a.m. on Purser Drive, Finchley Drive and Terrybrook Lane, three residential streets near The Plaza and the Sugar Creek Corridor.

Four of the five homes were occupied when the suspect entered the residence and witnesses described him as being a black male, around 6′0″ with dreadlocks and wearing a black ski mask.

The intruder had entered the homes through unsecured windows and doors and taken property from several of the houses before exiting upon being seen. In one case, a woman woke up in her bed to find the man in the room with her, at which point she screamed and he fled.

Upon investigating the scenes, police determined that the suspect had used tools, buckets and cinder blocks to prop himself up to and get into unlocked windows.

Police urged residents in the area to exercise caution and ensure that doors and windows are locked.

Anyone with information about this individual or who may have seen the suspect during this time is asked to call 911 or report the incident to Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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