CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are searching for the men responsible for robbing a convenience store in south Charlotte.
The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, October 18 at the Circle K on South Blvd. in south Charlotte.
Police said one of the suspects entered the store prior to committing the robbery and purchased a piece of candy. A few minutes later, the man returned with an accomplice.
“Both suspects entered the store. One had an assault rifle, pointed it at the victim, demanded cash from the victim,” said detective Adrian Johnson with the CMPD Crime Stoppers.
The surveillance footage shows the men go behind the store counter and confront the store clerk. The rifle is clearly visible in the surveillance video.
“A lot of suspects, they have guns that we don’t even carry, so when we see those guns, we can only imagine what other people feel,” said Johnson.
The detective said the men demanded money from the store safe, but the clerk couldn’t get the safe open so she got the suspects money from the cash register.
“The suspects were demanding and were very aggressive with this victim. They pushed her around, shoved her to the floor,” said Johnson.
The surveillance footage shows one of the men throw the woman to the ground as she tried to make her way to the front door of the store. Johnson said the woman was not seriously hurt.
“It seems like they’ve done this before. That’s why it’s very important to us that we identify these suspects and put them in jail. We’re looking for the community’s help on this case,” said the detective.
Police said one of the suspects stands around 5′4″, has a thin build, and appears to be in his late teens or early 20s. The other suspect was described as standing close to 6′2″ and having a heavyset build. He was wearing a Nike sweatshirt and Nike shoes at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.