RCSD searching for gas station robbery suspect

RCSD searching for gas station robbery suspect
Travis Ernest Smith, 42, faces charges for strong-armed robbery. (Source: RCSD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery of a gas station convenience store.

Travis Ernest Smith, 42, faces charges for strong-armed robbery.

On Aug. 25, 2019, deputies were dispatched to the Circle K on the 7900 block of Garners Ferry Road.

They talked to the cashier, who said Smith reached over and grabbed money out of the register as she checked out another customer.

She said she attempted to stop him but he pushed her out of the way. The customer also attempted to stop Smith but there was a struggle and he got away.

Smith then ran out of the gas station and fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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