Armed robbery at loan company
On July 22, Summerville Police responded to a midday armed robbery at Carolina Payday Loans on Trolley Road.
An employee told police a “dark black male came into the store waving a gun around in the air.”
The employee said the gunman came behind the counter with her, pointed the gun at her head and took money from the cash drawer – $200.
She said he then began screaming, “Give me the rest of the cash!”
She said she told him there was no more cash at which point he screamed at her to open the safe in the back and forced her at gunpoint into the back of the store. She told police she opened the safe and took the cash box and threw it in the direction of the man to show him the box was empty.
The man went to the door, looked both ways, and left.
The man is described as very tall and approximately 200 pounds, wearing a red shirt and dark jeans with a dark bandana covering the lower half of his face, and wearing a black hat.
Police brought the K-9 unit to attempt to track the robber. The K-9 tracked the man to a set of tire tracks. A witness told police she had seen a black male sitting in a white sedan but the car fled when police arrived. Police recovered a bank receipt, which has been entered into evidence along with fingerprints recovered at the scene.