Lunch Break (6/28/16): Reward money offered for info in pawn shop robbery; NoDa break-ins believed to be connected



Information that leads to the arrest of three male suspects who robbed a Charlotte pawn shop last week could net a cool $15,000, thanks to The Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Both organizations pledged a $7,500 cash reward for tips leading to the identification and arrest of the three men. The robbery occurred last Thursday at Cash American Pawn on North Tryon Street. Surveillance footage released by CMPD (above) shows the men wearing masks as they robbed the store at gunpoint, stealing multiple firearms. Anyone with info is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. (Madeline Lemieux)

Shots were fired into yet another north Charlotte home early this morning, leaving one of the five occupants with non-life threatening injuries. The home, located on Justice and Statesville avenues, was struck a total of six times shortly after midnight. The occupants — two adults and three teens — were unscathed by the bullets, but one resident was struck by falling debris and reported minor injuries. No arrests have been made and CMPD has not identified any suspects in the case. (WSOC Staff) 
Severe weather conditions prompted officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to cancel dozens of flights last night, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport overnight. Forced to wait out the storm in the terminal, passengers were provided with snacks and cots. The tarmac reopened this morning and rescheduled flights began taking off at 6 a.m. (WBTV Web Staff)

CMPD believes that a recent string of burglaries targeting NoDa restaurants and shops may be connected. Following two reported break-ins over the weekend at NoDa’s Crêpe Cellar and Jack Beagles, police responded to Cabo Fish Taco Monday morning to investigate evidence of an overnight burglary. Officers say a man broke into the establishment and was able to remove cash from a register before fleeing. (WCNC Staff) As was reported in Lunch Break last week, the first of these robberies, at Company Store, was caught on surveillance tape and released by the store's owner in hopes someone would recognize the suspect. 

Here's a better video of his face.

A video posted by NoDa Company Store (@nodacostore) on

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