Suspect Arrested After Shoplifting At Northlake Mall, Assaulting Several Victims

CHARLOTTE, NC — A search for an alleged shoplifting and assault suspect at Northlake Mall has ended with one in custody.

Police say an armed suspect was caught shoplifting at Northlake Mall around 7pm Thursday and then assault multiple people. The suspect then tried to hide in some nearby woods, according to reports, but was located by CMPD aviation and K-9 units searching the area.

Police say the suspect was arrested, but have not released his charges.

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