CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man is in jail after an employee was attacked at gunpoint outside Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital Tuesday -- the third attack at the hospital in the last three weeks.
The latest attack happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital located at 1901 Randolph Road in the Elizabeth neighborhood.
The female employee was robbed at gunpoint in an elevator in the orthopaedic parking deck, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The employee was not hurt, according to the hospital.
Police said the gunman, Lejarris Williams--who turned 31 Tuesday--took the employee's purse and ran from the scene but was captured by Presbyterian Healthcare Public Safety Officers on nearby Vail Avenue.
People who live on that street said they had closely followed the series of attacks at Presbyterian over the past three weeks.
"I live right across the street. It was making me nervous," said Deborah Pender. "I walk my dog and go running alone. It makes you feel unsafe with someone who is doing that on the loose."
A nurse was stabbed three times and robbed by her attacker in a hospital parking lot in the early morning hours of June 27. Later that night, Kelli Hannum said she was robbed in the parking lot of the hospital as well.
Presbyterian Hospital began offering a $10,000 reward on June 28 to help find out who was responsible for the first two attacks. The hospital also beefed up security.
Pender was one of many along Vail Avenue to express relief upon hearing the news of an arrest, though some were cautious.
"I do feel better if he's the one who also did the prior incidents, but it could also be two different perpetrators," said Joanie Mashburn.
Police have yet to say if Williams is connected to the June attacks.
"We do not have enough information to yet determine if the alleged suspect is responsible for other recent assaults on our employees," a hospital spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.