• CMPD investigating robbery at west Charlotte grocery store

    By: Jenna Deery


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were investigating an early morning robbery at a grocery store Wednesday.

    According to officers, the manager of the Aldi on Freedom Drive was getting out of his car when a man approached him and forced him into the store at gunpoint, where he robbed him around 6:30 a.m.

    The robber attacked the manager as he was getting out of his car, forced him inside at gunpoint and demanded money.

    The manager was not injured and police have not made any arrests.

    Police had a helicopter in the air and K-9 units on the ground. They launched another search for a different suspect on Elon Street -- just two streets away from the Aldi grocery store.

    Police said they arrested someone seen walking around with a weapon in hand.

    They said the arrest is not related to the Aldi robbery which is leading customers to believe the robber is still out there.

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