FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Armed Robbery Unit have charged Courtney Littlejohn, DOB: 03/08/1976, for his involvement in the armed robberies of the 5th Third Bank, located on Pineville Matthews Road, and the PNC Bank at 7852 Arboretum Drive.
On Thursday, January 28, 2016, at approximately 10:45 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Fifth Third Bank, located at 7530 Pineville-Matthews Road and handed an employee a note demanding money. Once the suspect received money he then fled the scene on foot. Please see photographs below of the suspect.
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 9:42 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the PNC Bank, located at 7852 Arboretum Drive. The suspect handed a bank employee a note demanding money. Once the suspect received money he then fled the scene. Please see photographs below of the suspect.
Information and evidence gathered during the course of the investigation by Armed Robbery Detectives, along with information given by a community member through a Crime Stoppers Tip, led detectives in identifying Littlejohn as a suspect in both robberies. Armed Robbery Detectives signed warrants for his arrest and requested the assistance of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team in locating Littlejohn.
Earlier this morning, the VCAT located and arrested Littlejohn without incident. He was then transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives and subsequently transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Littlejohn has been charged with two counts of Common Law Robbery.
This is an ongoing, active investigation, and as new information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case and or suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. To learn more about the Crime Stoppers mobile app, please visit http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.