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City of Columbia Police Department
Monday December 22nd, 2014 :: 04:56 p.m. EST

Advisory

$6K Being Offered in Armed Robbery Cases

Chief Skip Holbrook, in partnership with Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Lexington County Sheriff A. Lewis McCarty, Sumter Chief Russell Roark, and Forest Acres Chief Marion Sealy announce a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect who has committed crimes in five jurisdictions.

The robber has been seen wearing a hockey-style mask to hide his identity during the 18 crimes he is accused of committing since November.

Here is a listing of the crimes:

• Columbia – Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5496 Forest Drive, Suite C, Little Panda Express
• Richland - Friday, November 21, 2014 at 2720 Decker Boulevard, King Wah
• Columbia - Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 5424 Forest Drive, Suite 122, Eastern Buffet
• Richland - Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 114 Blythewood Road, Days Inn
• Richland - Monday, November 24, 2014 at 420 McNulty Road, China King
• Richland - Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2000-3 Clemson Road, Hibachi Grill
• Columbia - Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 3730 N Main Street, Papa John’s Pizza
• Columbia - Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5424 Forest Drive, Domino’s Pizza
• Richland - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7850 Garners Ferry Road, Corner Pantry
• Columbia - Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4805 Garners Ferry Road, Pop's Pantry
• Sumter - Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 1040 Broad Street, Dollar General
• Sumter - Friday, December 5, 2014 at 1338 Broad Street, Hibbett Sports
• Richland - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7362 Two Notch Road, Game Stop
• Richland - Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 9003 Two Notch Road, Suite 12, Lee Nails
• Richland - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9221 Two Notch Road, Dollar General
• Richland - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8710 Two Notch Road, Best China Hut
• Lexington – Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 536 Saint Andrews Road, Dollar General
• Forest Acres – Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3904 Two Notch Road, World Finance

The suspect commits the armed robberies in the early evening hours, which is during some of the most congested traffic times along major roadways and traffic corridors.

The armed robber has been seen driving different vehicles in each incident including: a white four-door sedan, a late model black SUV, believed to possibly be a Ford Explorer, and an older model light gold Chevrolet Suburban.

He is described as possibly a black male wearing a grey hooded sweater.

Video images from the robberies can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/user/RCSDInvestigates

**Reference release number 1214-2018 on the right hand side **

If you have information about the investigation, Chief Holbrook encourages citizens to call, text or submit online, their anonymous tip to Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.
TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.
LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red "Submit a tip” tab.

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City of Columbia Police Department
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Columbia, SC 29201

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