RCSD: Suspect arrested in string of armed robberies, kidnappings

RCSD looking for armed robbery suspect

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department has arrested Antonio Hall, 40, a suspect wanted in connection with five armed robberies over the course of 40 hours.

Hall was located on Sept 13 around 8:30 a.m. by Forest Acres Police Department and taken into custody. This is a joint investigation involving the Richland County Sheriffs Department, City of Columbia Police Department, and Forest Acres Police Department.

Hall is being charged with five counts of Armed Robbery and six counts of Kidnapping.

He is accused of entering North Main Street Shell Station around 10 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 with the intent to purchase a soda. Upon placing the soda on the counter, he informed the employees that he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register

The suspect is accused of doing the same thing on Sept. 11 at Pitt Stop on Two Notch Rd. at 8 p.m.

Additionally, on Sept. 11, he bought a pack of cigarettes from Amco on Parklane Rd. at 9 a.m. before jumping over the counter. According to the complainant, Hall stated he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, Hall threatened an employee at the Broad River Road Circle K with a gun around 3 a.m. The suspect entered the business, pointed what appeared to be a gun at the employee, and demanded money from the cash registers.

He's also accused of demanding money from cashiers on Wednesday, September 12, at This Is It Video on Two Notch Road.

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