Police: Suspect Steals Cigarettes After Hitting Clerk In The Face

MATTHEWS, NC — Police are trying to identify a man they say hit a store clerk in the face Wednesday night and stole cigarettes.

Around 10:35 p.m., officials say the suspect entered the Circle K at the corner of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Idlewild Road. After briefly speaking with the clerk, officials say the suspect hit him in the face, jumped over the counter and stole some cigarettes.

The suspect then took off in a silver Audi four-door sedan.

Police say the suspect is a black male, around six feet tall, 190 pounds and a muscular build.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Matthews Police at 704-847-5555.