Man arrested after grocery store robbery
by Staff Writer
HUNTERSVILLE – A 36-year-old Charlotte man was arrested last week after police said he robbed a Hispanic grocery store.
Police said Cesar Hernandez Guttierez rushed into the La Pasadita, 500 N. Old Statesville Road, on May 26, pulled a gun on the clerk, demanded cash and forced her into a bathroom.
The clerk was able to relay a description of the robber and the make and model of the getaway vehicle. Police picked up Guttierez a few moments later as he tried to get on Interstate 77 from Gilead Road, police said.
He was charged with armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping. He is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County jail, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed an additional “hold” on him. Such action is reserved for inmates whose immigration status is being investigated.