Man charged with robbing woman at gunpoint

Man charged with robbing woman at gunpoint

Juan Carlos Peole-Romero

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by STEVE LYTTLE / Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 1:23 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’ve made an arrest in a case last week when a woman was robbed at gunpoint.

Juan Carlos Peole-Romero, 35, has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and police say they were led to the suspect by a license tag number.

The woman told police she was walking in the 6500 block of North Tryon Street about 3:30 a.m. last Tuesday, headed to a friend’s house. She said a car pulled up, and a man jumped out. Armed with a gun, he took her purse and drove away, the woman told police.

The victim gave police the license tag number of the vehicle. A short time later, police spotted the vehicle in the 1100 block of West Sugar Creek Road. After an investigation, police said they had enough information to charge Peole-Romero in the case.

Investigators ask that anyone with information call Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

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