Investigation raises possible link between Monroe and Charlotte robberies
Days after a brutal shooting in Monroe, police officials believe there could be a link between that crime and an October robbery in Charlotte. On Monday, Nov. 1 just before 6 p.m, officers responded to a call of shots being fired at the N.C. License Plate Agency to find two victims with multiple gunshot wounds, agency operator Crystal Jordan and her husband Robbie. Both were immediately transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Union, where a day later Robbie Jordan would check himself out. Crystal Jordan meanwhile was transported to CMC Main in Charlotte, still listed in critical condition as of Thursday, Nov. 4.
Witnesses at the scene told police a lone suspect attempted to rob the couple, then fled toward the nearby El Revention nightclub after firing multiple shots. Officers have not released the amount of cash taken in the robbery.
The pattern and description of the suspect match an Oct. 8 robbery that took place at 809 E. Arrowood Road, sheriff’s officials said. The only difference was that no one was injured in the Oct. 8 incident.
“We are utilizing all our available resources, including assistance from the Sheriff’s Office, the N.C. Highway Patrol, the N.C. SBI and the Union County District Attorney, to apprehend the person responsible for this crime,” Monroe chief Debra Duncan said.
Monday night, Monroe officers conducted a ground search of the area, using a bloodhound and helicopter assistance from the Highway Patrol. After several hours, that search was called off.
The suspect in both cases is described as a black male in his early twenties, wearing a white t-shirt with a blue design on the front, loose fitting blue jeans and white tennis shoes. The suspect may also have a “corn-row” haircut.
Monroe Police are asking for help from a specific witness, who was driving a silver Dodge Charger and visiting Hospice of Union County between 5:55 and 6 p.m. Additionaly, anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.