Bond set for armed robbery suspect | Crime | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | February 3, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: February 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm
By GEORGE SALSBERRY
A Green Pond woman had her bond set at $50,000 in connection with two Walterboro armed robberies.
Barbara Ann Williams, 52, of Green Pond, was arrested by Walterboro Police on the evening of Jan. 27 on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping.
The kidnapping charges stem from Williams allegedly saying that she was armed to gain control of the clerks.
When she appeared in Walterboro Municipal Court for a bond hearing, Williams had bond set at $15,000 for each armed robbery charge and $10,000 for each kidnapping charge.
Under the bond terms, Williams must agree to electronic monitoring, agree not to revisit the businesses and have no contact with the victims.
On Jan. 27 at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department were dispatched to Citgo at 201 S. Jefferies Blvd, where an armed robbery that had 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 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.
Then on Jan. 27 at approximately 5 p.m., Walterboro officers went to BoBops at 401 S. Jefferies Blvd, where another armed robbery had just occurred.
The clerk told officers 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 sought in connection with the Citgo armed robbery.
Immediately after the Citgo armed robbery, officers from the Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office canvassed the area and located Williams.