CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZY) — A woman was sexually assaulted at a Charlotte grocery store Friday afternoon, according to police.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the incident happened Friday around 3:55 p.m. at the Whole Foods on Brooklyn Village Avenue. The suspect reportedly followed the female victim into the store’s restroom while carrying a hatchet and began assaulting her.
Officers said the victim was a 39-year-old woman.
The suspect could face charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, damage to personal property and attempted rape. Documents show the victim’s phone also was damaged.
The case is still under investigation.