Police: Man shot through door, robbed Wendy's at gunpoint



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating an early morning armed robbery at a fast food restaurant in northwest Charlotte Tuesday.

Police said the Wendy’s in the 3500 block of Mount Holly-Huntersville Road was robbed a little after 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The restaurant normally opens at 10 a.m.

Crime tape was up around the building and the glass portion of one of the doors had been shattered.

Investigators said only the manager of the restaurant was in the store at the time of the robbery and that the suspect shot through the glass door to get inside the building. He then robbed that manager at gunpoint, according to police.

Nobody was hurt during the robbery. Officers were viewing surveillance video and said they are looking for at least one suspect, described as a black man around 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing between 160-180 pounds and wearing a dark hoodie.

Channel 9 covered another armed robbery at this Wendy’s in January. Police said the same manager was working during that robbery but they told Channel 9 they have no reason to believe the two crimes are linked.

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