On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Cornelius Police received reports of vehicle break-ins from the Alexander Chase and Lake Pines areas. Multiple unlocked vehicles were entered, and miscellaneous items weretaken. One of the reported victim’s debit cards was used at a 7-Eleven in Charlotte and detectives were able to obtain the video surveillance from the store of the suspects and suspect vehicle. These photos were disseminated to local agencies and CMPD was able to help provide a possible identification of the suspects.
Detectives were able to determine one of the possible suspects was being monitored by an electronic monitor. This subject was also involved in the shooting that took place at the 7-Eleven at Brookshire Boulevard and Lawton Road where one subject was killed. Detectives interviewed the subject, identified as BRENNA LAMOUNT HARRIS JR. (Black male – 03/12/2002), who confessed to being part of several individuals who came from Charlotte and proceeded to go to various neighborhoods in town checking for unlocked vehicles. Mr. Harris confessed to being part of the vehicle break-ins that took place in Cornelius, late Monday night, August 5th, through early Tuesday morning, August 6th.
This investigation is still on going and detectives are still working with CMPD to determine the other subjects involved in this matter.
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