Armed Robbery Investigation in the Steele Creek Division

Published on May 22, 2023

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, May 22, 2023) – Detectives in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Steele Creek Division are conducting an armed robbery involving two juveniles.


On Sunday, May 21, 2023, at approximately 8 a.m., Steele Creek Division officers responded to an armed robbery call for service in the 2100 block of Diamond Creek Circle.  Upon arrival, a female victim told officers that she allowed two juveniles, ages 6 and 12, to borrow her phone to call their mom. Once she handed the phone to them, both subjects took off running.  The victim chased after the juveniles, when the 12-year-old suspect pulled a gun and pointed it at the victim.


Detectives were able to quickly locate and speak with the mother of the juveniles.  She was cooperative and allowed officers into her home to search for the handgun believed to be used in the robbery.  The weapon was located and was found to be a BB gun. 


The 12-year-old admitted to officers to stealing the victim’s phone and pulling a gun on her.  The 12-year-old is being charged with armed robbery and damage to property.  The 6-year-old is not facing charges at this time.


The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit All tips can be made anonymously. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230521-0801-03.




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