Manning Police Department seeks assistance in identifying robbery suspect


MANNING — Manning Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a man who walked into the Manning Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled the store in 10 minutes.

According to Capt. Sonia Daniels, the man entered the store through the garden center at 4:46 p.m. and purchased a bag of charcoal. Daniels said that according to the store’s surveillance video, the man did not go directly to his vehicle but remained in the store’s patio area talking on his cellphone. After witnessing the sales associate leave the register to help another customer, she said the man immediately removed the entire drawer from the register and placed it in his buggy. He then placed the bag of charcoal on top of the register drawer and fled the store at 4:56 p.m. He left the parking lot traveling in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the robbery or anyone who can identify the individual is asked to call Daniels at (803) 435-8859. Daniels said the caller can remain anonymous.