Men pistol-whip man during burglary, lead police on chase

Published 11-22-2018

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police have arrested two suspects who they say pistol-whipped and robbed a man who discovered them burglarizing a home.

The victim told Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers he went inside a friend's house when he noticed a moving truck outside. He found three men burglarizing the Matthews home. He was struck with a gun. Two suspects then stole his 2011 BMW while the third sped off in the rental truck.

A Thursday police statement says an officer later chased the stolen BMW on I-485. The car crashed and both men fled on foot. A K-9 unit caught one of the suspects. Police allege they found stolen items belonging to the homeowner in the car.

Police say they tracked down the truck used in the robbery and arrested the driver at a gas station.

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