Investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who is alleged to have robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint.
The incident happened on Feb. 19 at a business in the 1200 block of Percival Road.
A suspect dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a mask entered the business and pointed a gun at two staff members. The suspect demanded they open the cash registers where he took approximately $1,000 in cash. The suspect continued to point the gun at both victims as he demanded they go inside the bathroom and not to call the police. As the suspect was walking them into the bathroom, he picked up a broom and hit one of the victims in the head with the stick portion of the broom.
The suspect is believed to have left in a silver sedan.
Both victims were evaluated by EMS following the incident and are expected to be OK.
Anyone who has information on this man’s identity or this incident is asked to submit a tip to Crime Stoppers at crimesc.com. Tips may be submitted anonymously.