Video captures suspects in smash and grab at Fort Mill shop

FORT MILL –A resident found the cash drawer stolen from a local frozen custard shop not long after police nearly caught the burglars in the act.

According to a York County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy responded to Whit’s Frozen Custard on S.C. 160 on March 18 and saw that a rear glass door had been shattered. Soon after, a Tega Cay Police Department officer also arrived. The deputy and the police officer both saw a rock inside the shop that appeared to be the one used to shatter the door.

The two apparently arrived not long after the suspects fled with the cash register containing $137.50. The value of the cash register was listed as $200, according to the report.

Later, someone who lives off U.S. 21 called the sheriff’s office after finding what appeared to be an empty cash register drawer near his driveway. It has been identified as the one stolen earlier that day from Whit’s.

Surveillance video show the suspects — the report does not indicate how many — “pull up in a dark colored vehicle, throw the rock through the door and enter,” but does not show them leaving.