Crime Stoppers: Mother, child tied up during west Charlotte home invasion, police searching for suspects

Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 at 6:55 PM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are trying to identify three people involved in a home invasion that happened in the Biddleville-Smallwood community.

The incident happened in November of 2019 at a home on Rozzelle’s Ferry Road.

Surveillance footage from inside the home shows a woman and her child being ordered around as three armed suspects ransack the home.

“They ransacked the home. Everything was flipped over. Everything was opened up,” said Detective Adrian Johnson with the CMPD Crime Stoppers.

The surveillance video shows the three intruders burst into the home and surprise a woman who is lying on a couch in the living room. One of the men is seen leading the woman off the couch and out of the room. Less than a minute later, the suspect is seen walking back into the living room with the woman and a child.

WBTV spoke with the woman’s boyfriend in a sit-down interview Tuesday afternoon.

“I know that they were terrified to the point where they thought they were not gonna be able to survive that event,” said the woman’s boyfriend. “My 11-year-old daughter has definitely had to receive counseling since then.”

Detective Johnson said the armed intruders spent close to 25 minutes in the home. He explained that at one point during the incident, the woman and child were tied up and forced to wait while the suspects rummaged through the home.

“I just take it as I was targeted by someone, but I do not know who,” said the boyfriend.

Johnson explained that it is still unclear if the home was intentionally targeted by the suspects.

“We can’t determine if this house was targeted or not. Speaking with the owners of the home, we don’t know,” said Johnson.

The woman’s boyfriend said that money, jewelry, and laptop computers were stolen from the home.

Johnson is hopeful that the suspects can be identified even though it has been several weeks since the incident took place.

“It was a very scary situation for them and I’m sure that this is something that they’re going to think about for the rest of their lives,” noted Johnson.

Police are asking that anyone who has information about this incident to please contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.

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