Resident’s tip helps officials locate missing Charlotte man

Resident’s tip helps officials locate missing Charlotte man
Robert Groom (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A 77-year-old man reported missing Friday morning has been found, police say, thanks to a community member’s tip.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police asked for the public’s help finding Robert Groom, who family says suffers from cognitive issues. Family told police Groom left his home on Leafcrest Lane around 5 a.m. and may have been headed to a familiar address near Craddock Avenue.

Just before 1 p.m., police said a tip led them to finding Groom in good health.

Groom has been united with his family.

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