• Friday, March 14, 2014

Being nice doesn’t pay

Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a strong-arm robbery Feb. 23. At 3 a.m., police responded to the Circle K on Main St. Berkeley EMS were on the scene. The victim told police that he had been at a party on Wendy Way in Greenhurst and was walking down the street when he was approached by a black male who asked him for a cigarette. As he reached for a cigarette to give the man, another person struck him from behind, knocking him to the ground. The men took the victim’s cell phone and left. The victim then drove to the Circle K and the clerk called 911.

The victim refused to provide a written statement or have any photo taken of his injuries.

Not fast enough

Summerville Police was called to Walgreens on North Main March 2 around 7:45 p.m. for an attempted strong-arm robbery.

A pharmacy employee told police that a white male had shown her a note that read: “Oxycodone 20mg & 30 mg ASAP HURRY!”

The employee said she immediately walked away and when she turned around the man was walking toward the front of the store. She said she did not see any weapons and the man did not speak.

Police brought a K-9 unit to the scene. However, K-9 officer Trigg was unable to track the subject further than the parking lot.

Surveillance video showed the man sitting in a chair in the pharmacy waiting area for about 20 minutes, approaching the employee, showing her a piece of paper, putting the paper in his pocket, exiting the front door and running across the parking lot toward Sticky Fingers.

The man was wearing a pink shirt and khaki pants, a hat and had a large amount of facial hair. He also had a large bandage on the left side of his cheek near his mouth.

Another witness, who saw the man leave the store, said he was wearing a tan hat, orange shirt and bright yellow pants.

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