Charlotte-Mecklenberg police are looking for two suspects on Saturday morning who were struck by a gun and robbed a group of three, kidnapped a 17-year-old girl, and sexually assaulted her.
According to a CMPD news release, shortly before 4am, when the red Acura stopped, the group was walking on Millerton Avenue (near Morehead Street west of Uptown).
One of the vehicle’s crew went out, approached the group, and robbed them with a pistol, CMPD said. Later, police said the shooter and another suspect pushed the 17-year-old girl into the car.
The remaining two victims were called 911 after the attackers drove them away.
A deputy sheriff in Davidson County, about 60 miles northeast of Charlotte, found a kidnapped teenager, but the suspect had already been ousted, CMPD said.
Police have not stated how teenagers were deployed.
Upon returning to Charlotte, police said the teenager told CMPD detectives that one of the suspects caressed her while driving to Davidson County and threatened to harm her.
CMPD has obtained video surveillance of the red 2008 Acura TSX with a suspicious vehicle, NC license plate JAB-3150, and reported that it was stolen in Monroe.
Police released photos of the two suspects on Tuesday. According to police, one of the suspects is wearing a black and gold jacket with a black hat, and the other is wearing a green jacket.
Anyone who has information about the suspect’s identity, 704-334-1600 or charlottecrimestoppers.com..