CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two teens were robbed at gunpoint outside two high schools on Monday, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.
Police reports showed both incidents happened on October 7 just a few minutes apart.
According to police reports, the first incident happened around 2:28 p.m. just minutes after school dismissed at Harding University High School on Alleghany Street in west Charlotte.
A 16-year-old told police three armed suspects approached him outside the school and stole his cell phone.
Then 11 minutes later, reports showed there was a second armed robbery roughly a mile down the street. This time, reports showed four armed suspects robbed a 16-year-old outside Philip O. Berry Academy. The victim told police the suspects got away with his cell phone and cash.
CMPD Crime Mapping showed the two armed robberies Monday were just the latest in a string of crimes in the area. In addition to two assaults, crime mapping showed there was also an arrest for a concealed weapon on October 3.
Fortunately, police said neither teen was hurt in the armed robberies, but students in the area are now on alert as the talk around campus shifts from curriculum to crime.