Saturday, March 27, 2010
Quick Arrests in Kent's Korner Robbery
A man and woman have been charged with robbing the Kent's Korner convenience store on Pine Log Road on Friday night.
Lashanda Sims, 24, of Barnwell (top), and Frank Green Jr., 50, of Williston, were charged in the robbery.
Aiken authorities say the pair robbed the store at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Through victim and witness statements, a good description of the car was given and officers from the New Ellenton Police Department spotted the getaway car within about 15 minutes of the robbery.
Ms. Sims was arrested at the traffic stop, but Mr. Green fled the scene on foot before being captured a short time later within a police perimeter. A firearm was recovered as well as the funds believed to be taken during the robbery.
Ms. Sims was charged with armed robbery. Mr. Green was charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Aiken Public Safety also has a second armed robbery at the Shell station at 1334 Richland Avenue West shortly after the first. The suspect was a black male wearing all black with a black mask over his face and was armed with a pistol. No further information is available on this robbery and is not related to the first. Anyone with information on the second robbery is asked to contact the Aiken Department of Public Safety.