Armed robber hits SC Walmart in the middle of the day www.privateofficer.com
Lexington County SC June 6 2012 An armed man robbed a cashier at the Walmart Supercenter on S. Lake Drive in the middle of the afternoon Saturday and deputies hope you recognize images of the suspect taken from the store’s surveillance cameras.
Deputies were called to the Walmart at 1780 S. Lake Dr. around 4:45 p.m. after a man with a gun took an undisclosed amount of money from a cashier.
Detectives have released two surveillance camera photographs of the man who committed the robbery. Witnesses told detectives that the man, who is white, has a goatee and is between the ages of 45 and 55, standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet, and weighing between 190 and 210 pounds.
At the time of the robbery, witnesses told deputies that the man was wearing black athletic shoes, white socks, light-colored shorts, a light orange or pink sleeveless T-shirt, a light blue baseball cap with an oval emblem on the front of the cap and sunglasses, investigators said.
Video shows the man pull a sliver revolver out of his waistband and show it to the cashier before taking the money and leaving through the retail exit.
The man fled in a white, extended-cab pickup truck that was driven by another person, whom detectives have not yet identified, according to deputies.
According to deputies, the man was originally dropped off in the Lowe’s parking lot before using the garden entrance at Walmart.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts asked anyone with information about the robbery, the man who committed the robbery, or the person who drove the getaway vehicle to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).