WARE SHOALS – The Ware Shoals Police Department is searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the Citgo gas station on Highway 25 N Wednesday morning.
According to Ware Shoals Police Chief Harry Irick, the suspect, a black male about 5-foot-8 wearing a red mask that covered everything but his eyes, entered the store, located at 7604 Hwy. 25 N, at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday morning and produced a small pistol, demanding money from the clerk. The clerk ran out of the store and contacted authorities.
Irick said that the suspect got very little money from the register. Some money was recovered in the parking lot and will be sent to SLED for analysis. The K-9 dog tracking team was called out, but was unable to locate anyone. A BOLO was issued for a white GMC Suburban that is believed to have been involved in the robbery
The investigation into the incident is ongoing. . The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the investigation.