CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released surveillance images of a man who robbed a string of convenience stores while wearing a Frankenstein mask early Thursday morning, and they believe the same man is responsible for at least three other robberies in the last two weeks.
Police said an armed man entered four stores with a Frankenstein mask and demanded money from the cashiers.
The gunman apparently followed a path down the Harris Boulevard corridor, as he next struck about 3:20 a.m. at a convenience store on The Plaza near Harris Boulevard.
About 20 minutes later, he robbed a Kangaroo Express in the 7300 block of Albemarle Road, not far from Harris Boulevard again.
The final robbery happened about 4:20 a.m., in the 7000 block of East W.T. Harris Boulevard. That is a short distance north of Hickory Grove Road.
The suspect is described as a black man, 5-feet-10 with a medium to large frame and corn rows. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a black long sleeve shirt.
Police said Thursday afternoon the man is likely responsible for three other robberies.
He is believed to be associated with the robbery on August 29 at the Kangaroo Express on West Sugar Creek Road, the Circle K robbery on September 4 at 7214 The Plaza and the robbery at the BP Station on September 5 at 8111 Bellhaven.
No injuries were reported during all four robberies early Thursday.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. If anyone has any information regarding these crimes they're asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.