• Security camera footage shows a man allegedly stealing cigarettes around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from Red Hill Grocery.
    Security camera footage shows a man allegedly stealing cigarettes around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday from Red Hill Grocery.

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff’s Office investigating robbery at Red Hill Grocery

RED HILL – The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that took place late Tuesday night in Red Hill.

Mitchell County Sheriff Donald Street said the owner of Red Hill Grocery at 5533 NC 226, who lives above the business, heard noises coming from inside the store and checked the surveillance cameras on her cellphone.

“She saw a man in a ski mask inside the store stealing cigarettes,” Street said. “He then fled.”

The man entered the store by throwing a rock through the front door around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Street said. The first deputy was on the scene in 11 minutes after the call to 911.

Anyone with any information about the robbery should call the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-688-3982.

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