FORT MILL – Burglars stole a cash register after a smash & grab at a local frozen custard shop.

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 over $130. The cash register was later discovered by a resident off U.S. 21, empty and dumped near the man’s driveway.

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

In other crime news, MorningStar Ministries in Fort Mill called the York County Sheriff’s Office to eject a man found sleeping Tuesday in the building.

The man, who was charging his cell phone while napping, used to live in a nearby subdivision and had to be ejected from the ministry’s property in the past, the report states. After a staff member woke the man up, they brought him outside to wait for a deputy to arrive, but the man allegedly fled toward the road where he used to reside, the report states.

After deputies arrived, they searched for the man without success. The report states the man was previously given official warning not to trespass on MorningStar property.

Michael Harrison is editor of The Milltown News, a partner with in reporting on crime in the Fort Mill area.

Michael Harrison

Michael Harrison is editor of The Milltown News (, a partner with in reporting on crime in the Fort Mill area.