Suspects make off with $4,000, victims bound

SOUTH CONGAREE, SC (WIS) - Two men make off with more than $4,000 after an armed robbery at the Dollar General on Main Street December 22nd.

The South Congaree Police Department reported the store manager and a worker were attempting to close the store and lock its doors when two suspects, armed with a handgun, approached them and ordered them back inside. That's when they were told to disarm the store's alarm. Major Steve Jonas said the manager eventually handed over a deposit bag that was hidden underneath her clothing. The suspects then began taking money out of a safe and putting it into a backpack. Before the suspects fled, Major Jonas indicated they bound the victims' arms and legs.

The victims were able to free themselves a short time later and called 911. Authorities arrived at the scene and did bring in a Lexington County Sheriff's Department K9 to help pick up the suspects' scent. It tracked the scent toward the back of the building, through the wood line, and stopped in the back of a vacant rental mobile home on Clera Circle. Officers said they found two blue and gray T-shirts on that property that were taken in as evidence.

The men are described as having black hair and brown eyes. They're between the ages at 20 and 28 and were last seen wearing dark blue overalls and dark colored shoes.

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