Glass door protects Charlotte store manager from bullet

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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.

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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.