Police: Charlotte Woman Charged For Threatening Kohl’s Employees With Gun

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Police say a Charlotte women is under arrest, after she threatened employees inside a Kohl’s in Matthews with a gun on Monday.

Officers say Yolanda Cunningham, 39, is charged with two counts of communicating threats and going armed to the terror of the public for her involvement in this incident.

Police say she turned herself in to the Mecklenburg County Jail around 9:30 p.m. on May 4th.

Original Story (5/4/21):

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Police say they are searching for a woman who threatened employees at a Kohl’s in Matthews with a gun.

Officers with the Matthews Police Department responded to Kohl’s on East Independence Boulevard around 5pm on May 3rd in reference to a disgruntled customer who threatened staff members with a gun, according to a news release.

Officers arrived on the scene and immediately evacuated all customers and employees.  After searching the store, police determined the suspect left the store before officers arrived on the scene.

Officers say they used the store’s video surveillance system to identify the suspect as 39-year-old Yolanda Cunningham of Charlotte, according to a news release.

Cunningham is currently wanted for communicating threats, going armed to the terror of the public, and shoplifting.  Anyone with information on Cunningham’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.