It was a harrowing morning for the employees and customers of Perry’s Market on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road. Two masked men, one armed with a .22 caliber rifle, robbed the store Saturday at approximately 8 am, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects got into a vehicle and exited the store west, towards Albemarle Road. Neither of the employees or customers was injured.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a blue/green two door approximately 3-6 years old. Officers are unsure of the make or model at this time. One of the witnesses stated he believed it was some type of Nissan. Mint Hill Police are following some leads but would ask anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to please call MHPD at 704 889-2231.
Here’s the set of events as told by Mint Hill Police:
Once inside the store the men went to the clerk at the front counter and demanded the money from two cash registers. The second suspect went to the back of the store and brought a second employee to the front counter also. While this was going on there were two customers inside the store. One of the customers ran outside the store and was chased by one suspect. The customer was struck with a fist from behind and knocked to the ground.