CBW Business Center in Mint Hill robbed

Mint Hill Police were dispatched to the CBW Business Center Suite A yesterday to an armed robbery, which had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers were told by business employees that a black male entered the business and brandished a black handgun. The suspect pointed the handgun at an employee and demanded money from the cash register drawers.

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The suspect took an unknown amount of money and left on foot from the business. A short distance from the robbery location, he got into a small dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Echo.

The in-store video shows a black male subject with the following description:

A black male (6’ 00”/160lbs) wearing gray shorts with white stripe, gray shirt, and black and white sneakers. Suspect also had on a straw hat with a white mesh cloth covering his face with only his eyes visible.

Photos are attached to this release and Mint Hill Police are asking for assistance from anyone who may have information on this incident are to contact police at 704-545-1085.

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The gift to Mint Hill that keeps giving: How the town got the land for its current town hall

March 11, 1982 was a milestone for Mint Hill. Yes, it was 11 years to the day that Mint Hill was incorporated. But it was also the day that John McEwen and wife Scottie donated 5.5 acres to the town for its first town hall. Previously, the board had met in a barber shop, doctor’s office, and fire department.

In this week’s Mint Hill Times, read about the donation of the land. In next week’s issue, we look at why the town hall looks so modern, and why it was one of the first eco-friendly buildings in the area. To see the agenda from that 1982 board meeting, click after the break. Thanks to Town Clerk Beth Hamrick for digging this up for us.

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