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$50K reward offered after Duke Energy worker robbed, shot in east Charlotte

Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:48 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives are offering a $50,000 reward for information after a Duke Energy worker was robbed and shot in east Charlotte Friday night.

The incident happened on The Plaza at 9:30 p.m. Officers responded to a robbery call and found one victim, a Duke Energy line technician, with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say the worker was approached by two unknown suspects at gunpoint while performing routine work. The worker was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The police report said the line technician told officers that two Hispanic males demanded his wallet and phone at gunpoint and then shot him.

Crime Stoppers has received a private donation, as a reward, of $50,000 for any information leading to an arrest in this case.

Duke Energy provided a statement about the incident.

“Our employees are our family and nothing is more important than their safety. This event is a reminder of the many hazards we often face to keep the lights on for our customers and communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with our teammate, and we are committed to helping him and his family as he recovers. We will continue working closely with law enforcement in their investigation to ensure that accountability is applied appropriately,” the statement read.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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