Posted on Friday January 24, 2020
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
January 24, 2020
On Friday, December 20, 2019, at approximately 6:34 a.m., Matthews officers responded to the Country Inn & Suites located at 2001 Mt. Harmony Church Rd. regarding several cars that had been broken into. A total of six cars were broken into while in the parking lot overnight with various items stolen out of them to include two handguns.
During the course of this investigation, Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division were able to determine that five male suspects were involved in these break-ins. One of the suspects was identified as Mr. Richard Michael Murray (DOB – 03/11/1996) of Mint Hill, NC. Mr. Murray was charged and later arrested on January 17, 2020, for the following charges:
Six (6) counts – Break or Enter a Motor Vehicle;
Larceny of a Firearm.
As for the remaining four suspects, we still need your help in identifying them. They have been known in the past to travel together in a green Dodge Charger, but they are most likely now using a different vehicle. Please take a moment to look at the attached photos and see if you recognize any of them.
Please contact Detective Stacy Cooper with any information at [email protected] or 704.841.6737.