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Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies look for possible serial armed robber

The Lexington Sheriff’s Department is is working with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in an effort to catch a serial robber.

Six robberies have happened since Oct. 18 at stores near an interstate in Lexington and Richland counties. At each one, a man has kept a hand in his pocket to make people think he’s armed. Witnesses said he looks to be 25-35 years old.
The LCSD said it believe the robberies at locations listed below are likely connected:

Oct. 18 – Circle K, 2201 Bush River Rd
Oct. 20 – Speedway, 637 St. Andrews Rd
Oct. 21 – Spinx, 485 Piney Grove Rd
Oct. 21 – Pops, 441 Piney Grove Rd
Oct. 23 – CVS, 100 Outlet Pointe Blvd
Oct. 25 – Shell, 538 St. Andrews Rd
A seventh robbery is under investigation by the RCSD is likely connected, according to investigators.

It happened Monday night on North Main St. in Columbia.

To share a name or other anonymous tips, call Crimestoppers at 888-274-6372. You could be eligible for a cash reward. LCSD and RCSD images taken from the robberies are below: