Friday, September 11, 2009

Wanted for Violent Robbery at Greg's Gas Plus

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Graniteville man for robbing a convenience store Sunday and assaulting a store employee.

Richard Brown, 29, of Hard Street, Graniteville (above), is wanted for armed robbery and assault & battery of a high & aggravated nature.

At 2:27 a.m. Sunday, the suspect was armed with a metal pipe when he entered Greg’s Gas Plus located at 106 Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville and demanded money from a store employee. The robber then struck the store employee on the hand and chest with the metal pipe, grabbed the cash register drawer containing money, and exited the store.

The Aiken County Bloodhound Team searched the area for several hours before suspending the search.

Anyone with information about this subject is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800)-922-9709. Individuals also should call Crime Stoppers of the Midlands: (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between
$50 and $1,000.

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