YORK COUNTY, SC (YCSO NEWS) - The York County Sheriff Office is seeking information on two armed robberies in the Lake Wylie area in which the suspect used pepper spray as a weapon to assault victims then rob the businesses.
On Friday, August 2, 2019, at 8:30 PM, a suspect described as a black male walked into the Pet Sense store, located at 221 Latitude Ln, Lake Wylie, SC and went to the register to make a purchase. He handed the employee a $5 bill. As the female employee opened the register drawer, the suspect pepper sprayed her and grabbed money from the from the register drawer.
On Tuesday, August 6, at approximately 4:15 AM, the same suspect walked into the Waffle House, located at 5013 Charlotte Hwy. He orders a beverage, and the female employee gives it to him without cost. He exits the establishment momentarily, re-enters and orders a burger. He gave her a $5 bill and when she opened the register, he pepper sprayed her, and grabbed the money from the register. He then pepper sprayed the cook.
The suspect left the area in a dark in color sedan possibly a Nissan Maxima. The vehicle was occupied by a black female passenger.
York County Sheriff’s Office Detectives ask if citizens know who this person is or any information on this case please call 803-628-3059 ask for Lt. Miller or stay anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-409-4321.