SWAT team arrests man accused of robbing woman at gunpoint

SWAT team arrests man accused of robbing woman at gunpoint

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 3:33 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man accused stealing a woman's purse at gunpoint in the parking lot of a beauty supply store in the University City area was arrested after a nearly two hour standoff with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's SWAT team Tuesday night.

Police said that 43-year-old Wilburt Lane brandished a handgun and took a woman's purse in the Ulta parking lot on J.W. Clay Boulevard just after 7:15 p.m.

When Lane fled in a vehicle the victim followed him in her own car and was able to tell police where he went.

According to officers, Lane barricaded himself in a unit at the Colonial Grand apartment complex on Grove Crest Lane.

After almost two hours, he surrendered without incident and was booked in the Mecklenburg County jail on armed robbery charges.

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