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by The Press and Standard | November 17, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm
Armed robbery in Jacksonboro
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Circle C. Express station at 16533 ACE Basin Parkway the morning of Nov. 9 to investigate an armed robbery.
An employee of the business said that she was restocking items behind the counter when she heard a noise and turned around to find a black male wearing a ski mark climbing through the register’s window.
The man told her to open the cash drawer and give him the money. After she complied, the man told her to get on the floor. While on the floor, the clerk was able to activate the burglar alarm.
The woman said when she looked outside she spotted a car leaving the business headed towards Green Pond.
Suspect arrested in city armed robbery
The Walterboro Police Department was called to the Lil’ Cricket at 703 Wichman St. at about 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 to investigate an armed robbery.
The clerk said that a black male wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and blue jeans walked behind the counter, pulled a knife and ordered her to open the cash register.
After obtaining an undetermined amount of money from the register, the suspect walked out of the business headed toward Miller Street.
Police were able to review the business’ security video and identify the suspect.
They went to a residence in the 100 block of Miller Street and arrested George Percy Booth, 45, of Walterboro on a charge of armed robbery.
A trio of shots fired calls investigated
Walterboro police officers were called to three reports of gunfire on Nov. 11.
The first report came at approximately 1 a.m., sending police to the intersection of Springwood Drive and Sweat Street. The caller reported hearing what he believed to be four large-caliber gunshots coming from the area of Lincoln Apartments.
A search of the area was unproductive.
The next shots-fired call sent city police back to the Lincoln Apartments neighborhood about 5 p.m. to investigate a report that a man in the area had been firing a weapon. The man was gone when police arrived but they have identified a suspect in the case.
Finally, at approximately 11 p.m., officers were called to the Colleton Loop area after callers reported hearing gunfire that seemed to be coming from near the intersection of Wiley Street and Colleton Loop.
Police searched the area and found approximately 20 spent shell casings at another intersection, Springwood Drive and Colleton Loop.
Police were told two black men in a silver Mercedes were seen in the area at the time of the shooting.
City Equipment taken from residence
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Mount Carmel Road the morning of Nov. 14 after the resident discovered that items had been removed from a shed on his property overnight.
Taken from the property were lawn care equipment worth $1,200 and three chain saws worth $1,032.