• Robber uses stun gun on convenience store clerk

    By: Natalie Pasquarella


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are hoping the public can help identify a robber who was captured on surveillance video using a stun gun on a clerk at a local convenience store.

    Surveillance cameras captured video showing a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt at a 7-Eleven on Piper Station Drive on Sept. 12.

    Around 3:30 a.m., the video shows him motion to a car off camera, and then he enters the store.

    "He walks into the store, walks back out, apparently to converse with whoever is in the suspect vehicle," said Detective Steve Simino of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

    Police said a car pulls up to the front of the store.

    Inside, the robber asks the clerk in the red shirt for a carton of cigarettes. When the clerk returns to the counter to give the robber the carton, the robber can be seen on video shocking the clerk with a stun gun and then taking off.

    When the robber ran out to the car, the clerk chased him, holding a plastic floor sign. The robber got away with the cigarettes.

    "We have good video of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, so we need some help on identifying both," Simino said.

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