Photo Gallery | Report: Suspect pushes clerk, activates silent alarm
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store on Augusta Road near West Columbia on Tuesday.
Deputies say at about 10:52 p.m. a white male entered the Kangaroo Express convenience store at 3950 Augusta Road and asked the clerk if he could use the restroom.
The report said that the clerk advised the man that the store did not have a public restroom. The suspect then came around the counter and told the clerk he wanted all the money in the register.
Deputies say the suspect pushed a blunt object against the clerk’s back and held it there.
The report said the suspect then walked down to the end of the counter where he pushed the clerk against the counter activating the silent alarm.
When the clerk opened the register the suspect pushed her out of the way and began taking money, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The suspect then pushed the clerk to the ground and ordered her not to move.
Deputies say the suspect placed his foot on her back and told her if she moved he would come back and hurt her.
The suspect took the money and fled the scene.
Witnesses told deputies that the man was between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 and weighed between 120 pounds and 140 pounds. The man had dark brown hair and was wearing a brown-and-black baseball cap, dark-colored jacket and plaid pajama pants, the report stated.
Anyone with information about the man who committed the robbery should contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.