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by The Press and Standard | November 23, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 22, 2016 at 10:31 am
Knife-wielding robber hits business
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was sent to The Forks Pit Stop at 1541 Cottageville Highway Nov. 19 at 3:02 p.m. to investigate an armed robbery. A clerk at the business said a white male, about six feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds, walked in wearing gloves, a black knitted hat and sunglasses — and holding a large knife. He walked to the counter, told the clerk to step aside, grabbed an undetermined amount of money from the cash register and walked out.
Pickup truck gone
The Walterboro Police Department was called to Walmart at 2110 Bells Highway when a man discovered his truck was gone. The Walterboro man said that he parked his $4,500 1999 GMC pickup truck in the employees’ parking lot, leaving the doors unlocked and the keys in the vehicle. When he returned to the lot, he found the truck was gone. He told police the truck contained $500 in clothing and two handguns worth $725.
Chase ends in crash
On Nov. 18 at 12:19 p.m. Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was informed that a police chase involving the Yemassee Police Department was heading into Colleton County on ACE Basin Parkway.
As deputies were making their way to the parkway, radio traffic informed them that the fleeing driver had turned onto White Hall Road.
When the vehicle reached White Hall Road and Pynes Community Road, the white Jeep Liberty the officers were chasing crashed, and the driver fled into the woods.
Colleton County dispatched a canine unit to the area to try and track the suspect. As the canine unit followed the , they found a large plastic bag containing approximately 57 grams of marijuana.
The suspect managed to escape.
Victim robbed with her own gun
The resident of a Seigler Road home called the sheriff’s office Nov. 18 at 10:18 p.m. after a man made off with her phone and handgun.
The woman said she and her boyfriend were at the residence when a man showed up at the door asking for help.
Once the man was inside, he told the resident that he wanted drugs. When the woman told the man no drugs were available, he asked for money and her cell phone.
When she refused to hand over her cell phone, she told the deputy that the man picked up the handgun that was sitting on a table and pointed it at her as he took the cell phone out of her hand.
The woman said the man then fled the residence and could be heard laughing as he made his escape.