CHARLOTTE - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery where a shot was fired inside a west Charlotte business Wednesday morning.
Police said one shot was fired inside the L.A. Insurance business at 8 a.m. on Westerly Hills Drive.
The manager at L.A. Insurance told Channel 9 that he was about to open the store Wednesday morning and said that as he was unlocking the door he saw a man standing near the business. The manager said the man charged at him with a gun and forced his way inside.
The manager said the man shoved a gun in his face and demanded that they go into the back of the business for money.
But instead, the manager made a run for it and was able to lock himself behind the protective glass.
The suspect ran behind him and fired a shot at point blank range -- but the glass didn't break and the manager was unharmed.
That’s when the robber ran away.
No one was injured during the incident and police have not made any arrests.
Police described the robber as a black male, approximately five feet, ten inches tall and has a thin beard. He was last seen wearing a black toboggan and wearing all dark gray.
Anyone with information about this case or the suspect should contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
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