Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for the community?s assistance in identifying a male suspect wanted for attempted armed robbery.
Lott said a male suspect armed with a knife on April 9, followed a female victim into the Express Check Advance around 8:15 AM and demanded she give him all the money available. The victim reportedly advised the suspect she did not have access to the money and suspect demanded she conduct her normal routine until the employee that did have access to the money arrived. The victim was able to get away from the suspect and lock herself into a bathroom, where she called 911.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood, blue jeans, and mask over the lower half of his face. The suspect fled the scene without any money, in an unknown direction, by unknown means. Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call, email or text their tip to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Watch the video below for images of the suspect at the scene: