Armed robbery suspect captured | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 28, 2016 2:18 pm
Last Updated: January 31, 2016 at 9:51 pm
A Colleton County woman is in custody, facing multiple charges in connection with a pair of Wednesday armed robberies.
Barbara Ann Williams, 52, who reportedly has recent addresses in Yemassee and Green Pond, faces two counts of armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping for her alleged involvement in the armed robberies of two Walterboro gas stations.
On Wednesday at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to Citgo at 201 S. Jefferies Blvd, where an armed robbery that just occurred.
The clerk told police officers that an unknown black female approached her and presented something in her jacket pocket, which the clerk believed it to be a weapon. The suspect then demanded money.
Once the suspect received an undetermined amount of money from the register, she fled the scene in a black four-door sedan.
The victim of that armed robbery described the suspect as a black female, believed to be about 40 years old, wearing a white fur hat and white bubble jacket.
Wednesday at approximately 5 p.m., Walterboro officers were called to BoBops at 401 S. Jefferies Blvd, where another armed robbery had occurred.
The clerk told officers that a black female came into the store and handed her a note demanding money.
The clerk stated that the suspect had a gun in the pocket of her jacket and threatened to shoot the clerk if she did not give her the money.
The clerk said that the suspect took an undetermined amount of money and fled the scene.
The suspect was described as a black female in her 50s wearing a white fur hat and light-colored jacket.
After officers reviewed the surveillance footage, they determined the suspect in the BoBops robbery was the same woman from Citgo armed robbery.
Officers from the Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the area and were able to locate a female matching the suspect’s description and took Williams into custody.