Electronic Monitoring Device Links Suspect to Charlotte, NC Crime Scene

By NewsChannel 36 Staff / http://www.wcnc.com via http://www.ten8.wordpress.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Detectives arrested a Charlotte man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in the middle of the afternoon Thursday.

A man and his son told police they were in the parking lot of a W. Sugar Creek Road gas station around 2 p.m. when a man approached them, showed them a gun and demanded money. The victims gave him money and took note of the tag number of the car the suspect used to leave the gas station.

Police ran the tag number and it connected 24-year-old Cumar Howard to the car.

Howard heard police were looking for him and went to police headquarters to deny that he had been in the area. However, Howard was wearing an electronic monitoring device and officers used their tracking system to check on Howard’s whereabouts. The tracking system showed that Howard was at the scene at the time of the robbery.

He was taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. This is Howard’s ninth arrest in Mecklenburg County since 2008.


Published in: on May 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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