CMPD Seeks Robber / Rapist who Stages Vehicle Accidents

By ten8,

WBT News;
Charlotte –  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating two related crimes in which a man staged traffic accidents to rob and rape women driving late at night. Police say both incidents happened early Monday morning – one in Myers Park, the other in Dilworth.

According to police, the first occurred around 2am when a vehicle with two women was struck from behind at the intersection of Runnymeade and Colony Roads.

When the female driver exited the vehicle to check for damage, police say she was confronted by a man armed with a handgun. Police say when the females were unable to produce any money, the suspect forced them to drive to an ATM and later taken to the 3000 block of Ferncliff Road, where he raped the driver and fondled the passenger,.

The second incident happened on the 700 block of McDonald Avenue near Ideal Way when a lone female victim was driving home around 2:35 am. Police say her vehicle was intentionally struck from behind. When the victim exited her vehicle, she was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect then fled the area.

Police describe the suspect  as  dark skinned black male, 5′10 in height, thin build with a goatee. They say the suspect could be targeting women leaving bars and nightclubs.

Police are urging anyone with information about these two incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. The lead detective assigned to this case is Det. C. Owens with the Sexual Assault and can be reached at 704-336-6030 and Sgt. D. Price at 704-336-4188, police said.

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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