Public information requested in 2 armed robberies at Sumter County gas station

The first incident occurred on Nov. 5, 2019
The second incident occurred on Jan. 6.
Jan. 6.

Sumter County deputies are seeking the public’s help in gathering information about two armed robberies that were carried out at a gas station in November and earlier this month.

Suspects appear to be different in each incident at the Young’s convenience store in the 3100 block of U.S. 15 South, according to Adrienne Sarvis, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, which is the Exxon gas station.

The first armed robbery was reported on Nov. 5, 2019, when two white men entered the store about 3 a.m. The taller suspect pulled out a handgun while the other man demanded the employee give them money from the register, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both men were dressed in all black. The taller one wore a ski mask while the other shorter man wore a fuzzy scarf around his face, Sarvis reported.

On Jan. 6, a black man entered the same store about 11:45 p.m., presented a handgun and demanded money from the register. This suspect is described as being between 5’7” and 5’10” with a slender build. He wore a ski mask and black hooded jacket with a light-colored design on the front, according to descriptions from the sheriff’s office.

Store clerks were not harmed in these incidents. Sarvis said less than $200 was taken during both incidents.

Anyone with information about either armed robbery is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2040 or (803) 436-2000. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC and leave an anonymous tip.