Man accused of sexually assaulting Charlotte security guard arrested

Published: Jun. 17, 2019 at 11:39 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte police arrested a man who is accused in the sexual assault of an unarmed female security guard in Charlotte’s South End.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the security guard, who is in her early 30s, was sexually assaulted and robbed at gunpoint at a construction site on New Bern Road, just off of South Boulevard. It happened the early morning of June 3 while the woman was doing routine rounds.

The alleged attacker was identified Monday by police as 30-year-old Robert Harrison. Police say they were able to confirm Harrison as the suspect through DNA evidence.

CMPD says Harrison was located, arrested and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

“It was just an opportunity purpose,” police said during a press conference. “This suspect is a predator," police said, saying the suspect waited for the security guard to enter the unoccupied building before attacking.

The woman was robbed of a Samsung tablet, flashlight and keys, according to the police report.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call 911. The public can also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visiting their website.

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