• CMPD arrested, charged man in connection with Charlotte bank robberies


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man in connection with two bank robberies in the Charlotte area.

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department charged Lewis Edward Fite, 42, in connection with a Feb. 10 robbery of the First Citizens Bank, off John J. Delaney Drive, and the Jan. 9 robbery of the BB&T Bank, off Mallard Creek Road.  

    During these investigations, detectives received information that identified Fite as a possible suspect in these bank robberies.  

    Friday, detectives conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and the passenger, identified as Fite, was arrested for felony larceny warrants from the state of Tennessee. 

    Fite was transported to police headquarters, where he was interviewed by detectives.

    Fite was charged with two counts of common law robbery; and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.       

    Anyone with information concerning these cases or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. 

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