Man arrested after armed robbery at Aiken Quality Inn & Suites

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AIKEN, SC (WJBF) – An Edgefield man was arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping at Quality Inn & Suites in Aiken.

On June 13th, 2021 at 4:46pm, police respond to an armed robbery at the Quality Inn.

A clerk at the Quality Inn and Suites told Aiken County Public Safety Officers June 13th that a man entered the front lobby shortly before 5 p.m. and entered a back room where the clerk was.

According to the victim statement, the man, who was wearing Western-style holster containing a handgun grabbed her cell phone, a pair of scissors, and the hotel phone, and proceeding to wrap his arm around the clerk’s neck, in a hold similar to a head lock, and ordered her to walk toward the cash register and open it.

The victim opened the cash register and Mincy took all of the money out from inside.

After taking out the money, the man told the female victim “Ma, just listen and everything will be okay,” before instructing her to walk out the front door with him, where he led her down the side of the building, according to the incident narrative.

Once halfway down the side of the building, the suspect let go of his hold on the victim and ran toward the back of the building. The suspect reportedly returned the clerk’s phone and the other items he’d taken when she asked him to give back her personal items.

An Aiken County Bloodhound Tracking Team was called to scene to track the suspect.

Mincy was finally arrested on July 28th. He is being held on three charges:  Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

There are currently no details about what lead to Mincy’s arrest more than a month-and-a-half later.


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