Press Release: On April 17 at approximately 6 am, Mint Hill Police were dispatched to The Circle K Store located at 9201 Lawyers Road in reference to a robbery that occurred at this location. Victims did not contact police until an hour after the incident had occurred. Officer’s met with both female victims about the incident and they stated they were at the Circle K gas station and a black male approached them and demanded their purses. The same black male subject advised that his friend, who was sitting in a dark blue SUV, had a gun. The victims gave the male their purses and both male subjects left in the dark blue SUV to an unknown location.

Both females described the black male subject as heavy set weighing approximately 300 lbs with dreadlocks wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Mint Hill Police were able to receive surveillance video from the Circle K on the one black male subject listed. Both female victims identified the attached photo as the male that took their purses.

Any information on the unidentified male subject, contact Mint Hill Police, Detective Lezette, at 704-545-1085. Picture of the suspect is included in this release.