Deputies: Thief assaults clerk in beer theft case

Deputies: Thief assaults clerk in beer theft case

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A store clerk was assaulted early Monday morning by a beer thief according to Richland County deputies.

Deputies say around 1:00 a.m. Monday, a man walked out of the Food Mart on Forest Drive without paying for a case of beer. After the store employee confronted the man in the parking lot, the accused thief hit him in the head and then pulled out a knife, according to deputies.

The man then took off with the case of beer.

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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