CMPD: Teens targeted Hispanic men to rob at gunpoint

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte Mecklenburg police are searching for the suspects in a string of robberies. In nine of the 11 cases, officers said the suspects targeted Hispanic men and robbed them at gunpoint.
 
The latest robberies took place Monday, but police have been investigating the cases since early March.  Officers said the victims were all targeted as they walked alone at night down streets near the Albemarle Road Corridor.
 
Eyewitness News visited the home of one of the victims Thursday. The victim wasn't home, but through a Spanish translator his niece told Eyewitness News that he was on his way to send money to his mom in Hondurus when a man approached him with a gun.
 
She said the thieves took her uncle's money and ran away. We asked police why they think Hispanic men are being targeted.
 
"That will be one question we ask them when we catch them," said Capt. Chuck Henson, of CMPD's Hickory Grove Division.
 
Police said they need help tracking down the suspects. There is a reward for tips that lead to an arrest. If you have information call police.