This is a bank surveillance photo of the man who robbed the Wachovia bank branch Monday on Hovis Road in northwest Charlotte. (Photo courtesy of the FBI’s Charlotte office)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and the FBI are looking for a man in connection with a carjacking and bank robbery Monday afternoon.
The FBI says a vehicle taken in a carjacking was used in the robbery a little more than two hours later.
It started shortly after 12:45 p.m., police say, when a motorist was stopped at a red light on York Road and Grand Palisades Parkway, in southwest Charlotte. The motorist said he was approached by a man armed with a shotgun.
The man robbed the motorist of his 2005 white Honda Accord. The car has a dented right front fender and South Carolina license tags, although police did not have the license tag number.
Then, a little after 3 p.m., a man robbed the Wachovia bank branch in the 5600 block of Hovis Road. He was driving a white Honda, and police say it was the same vehicle taken earlier in the day.
The suspect is described a black male, about 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds, in his late 20s.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the FBI at 704-377-9200, or Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.