On May 14 a man and his wife were walking to the parking lot at Elks Lodge 2719, when a man with a gun attempted to rob them in the parking lot. The victim said the suspect pointed the gun at them and said “give me your money.”
The victim said he didn’t have any money, began backing up toward the entrance to the lodge and yelling and the would-be robber ran off toward the Palmetto House.
In another robbery, May 3, A woman was stopped at her apartment complex mailboxes, retrieving her mail, when she heard a gun being cocked behind her and felt the barrel on the back of her head. She says she was told to turn around and give them “all the money.” The woman said she didn’t have any cash. She told police there were three males holding her at gunpoint. One held her at gunpoint while the other two searched her car where her four-year-old daughter was. According to the police report the robbers made off with the woman’s purse, wallet, cell phone and other items worth about $600.