by: Mark Becker Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are hoping surveillance video will help them identify and find the man who robbed a north Charlotte Sonic, America’s Drive-In then fired at a customer who tried to stop him.
The robbery happened just after 11 a.m. Sunday at the Sonic Drive-in on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road.
Eyewitness News reporter Mark Becker talked to customers and neighbors who said the robbery comes as a surprise.
The neon sign was flashing open just before noon with no hint of what had happened there less than 12 hours earlier.
That’s when police said a man with a gun walked into the Sonic and confronted the employees on duty taking cash from the register and then taking a shot at a customer who tried to follow him.
The drive-thru advertises that it's open until midnight or later and detectives are hoping the store's surveillance cameras captured video of the robbery that will help them identify the suspect.
Neighbors are a little nervous.
Antwan Morris lives in the neighborhood across the street from the Sonic.
“I definitely think as a community, I hope the homeowners association gets together and maybe we can ask for a few more things like more security up in this area,” Morris said.