BARNWELL, SC (WIS) - Police are looking for a man who pointed a gun at a clerk and robbed a cash advance store on October 26.
According to the State Law Enforcement Division, a man dressed in a black business suit, black dress hat and gloves robbed the Advance America cash advance store on Dunbarton Street in Barnwell around 3:45pm.
Patricia Carrie was working alone that day. She let the man in, thinking he was a regular customer. She quickly learned he wasn't when the robber pointed a handgun at Carrie and demanded money.
The man forced Carrie to empty the cash drawer, as well as the safe in a back room. Carrie was forced to lie face down on the bathroom floor, but was not physically injured.
Police say the robbery was random, but the well dressed man in the video knew what he was doing. "He was professional," said Carrie. "When he went in about it, looked like he had probably done this before. He was calm, cool, collected. He seemed to know his way around the facility, like he had worked in one before. He even knew how much money he should have gotten."
Investigators believe the suspect parked a forest green Chevrolet S-10-style pickup truck at a local apartment complex and rode a green bicycle to and from the robbery location. He left the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
If you have any information about the identity of the suspect, where he can be found, or any information about this crime, please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372). All information is strictly anonymous and tipsters may be eligible for a reward.