Public's Assistance Requested in Series of Residential Break-Ins

9/3/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, September 3, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit and Steele Creek Division are requesting the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a series of crimes on Quercus Cove Court.

On March 9, 2021, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Quercus Cove in reference to a residential breaking and entering call for service.  Upon arrival, the victim stated that an unknown suspect entered her apartment and stole property from within.  For additional information, please refer to the report: 20210310-2130-05.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m., on April 17, 2021, officers responded to the 5600 block of Quercus Cove Court in reference to breaking and entering call for service.  Upon arrival, the victim stated that an unknown suspect knowingly and willfully broke into her apartment without her consent.  Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted her.  For additional information, please refer to the report: 20210417-0227-02.

On July 23, 2021, shortly after 2:30 a.m., officers responded to the 5700 block of Quercus Cove Court in reference to an attempted breaking and entering call for service.  Upon arrival, the victim advised that she was lying in bed when she heard her bedroom window open.  The victim stated that after observing the suspect and verbally confronting him, he ran away. For additional information, please refer to the report: 202107230232-02.

Most recently, officers responded to the 5900 block of Quercus Cove Court shortly after 1:00 a.m. on August 8, 2021.  The female victim advised officers that she heard noises and observed that the window had been tampered with. The victim stated that when she made her presence known, the suspect ran away.  For additional information, please refer to the report: 20210808-0112-00.

In each of these cases, Crime Scene responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Detectives believe the same suspect is likely responsible for each of these cases.  The suspect is described as a male with dark hair and brown skin that is medium to light-toned.  The suspect is also said to have an accent of an unknown origin.

In response to these incidents, officers with the Steele Creek Division have increased their presence in the area through bike patrols and walking beats.  The public is encouraged to keep all doors and windows locked at all times and utilize exterior lights.  If you return home and find signs that a burglary has taken place, immediately go to a safe place and call the police. If you see a burglar in action, get a good description of the person and call the police immediately. As always, CMPD encourages community members to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings - an observant community is the best partner in preventing the next crime. 

The investigation into these cases is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

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