• Police investigate violent home invasion in west Charlotte

    By: Torie Wells

    Updated:

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for three people they said committed a violent robbery at a home on Avalon Avenue in west Charlotte overnight.

    Police said one of the robbers told the victims he was a probation officer.

    Police said the man was wearing a utility belt, similar to what police wear, and clothing that looked like he was an officer.

    Three adults and an 8-year-old child were in the home at the time of the robbery, police said.

    When the person dressed like an officer came to the front door, police said the robbers forced the adults outside, sprayed them with pepper spray, pistol whipped at least one of them and took cash. 

    Crime statistics for the area show five armed robberies, two burglaries and two assaults with weapons in the last year.

    Police said nobody was seriously hurt in the robbery. 

    The child slept through the entire incident, officials said.


    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Police investigate violent home invasion in west Charlotte

  • Headline Goes Here

    Mother, father charged after 2-year-old boy dies in Rock Hill

  • Headline Goes Here

    Clean-up underway after flash flooding, trees toppled across region

  • Headline Goes Here

    Parents say Cleveland County teacher played offensive song in class

  • Headline Goes Here

    Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious…