The Richland County Sheriff's Department says it responded to a string of armed robberies throughout the County Monday night.
The first occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. at a MoneyGram on Beltline Boulevard. Deputies say a suspect presented a handgun to the employee and them jumped over the counter to go through the chas drawer as another suspect entered with a drawn handgun. The two suspects made off with approximately $14,125 in cash in a backpack.
At 11:40 p.m., deputies say they then responded to another armed robbery at a Shell Gas Station on Clemson Road. Investigators say the suspect presented a handgun and instructed the employee to open the cash drawer. The suspect fled with approximately $160 and a pack of cigarettes, according to deputies.
Then, at around 1:42 a.m., deputies say they responded to an armed robbery at a B.P. Gas Station in the 8400 block of Two Notch of Road. In that case, deputies say two suspected wearing black hooded jackets fled with an unknown amount of money in a backpack.
No word on if deputies think the cases may be related.
Deputies ask anyone with information about any of the incidents to contact Crimestoppers anonymously in any of the following ways:
- Call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
- Use the P3 Tips mobile app.
- LOG ON to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a Tip” tab.
Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
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