Friday, September 13, 2013
GEORGETOWN S.C. — Georgetown police are investigating two separate robberies that were reported Wednesday evening.
The first happened at about 9:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of Highmarket Street.
A 24-year-old Maryville man said he was robbed by three men while he was at the car wash next to the Kangaroo convenience store.
The alleged victim said he had loaned one of the suspects $120 in the past couple of weeks.
He said he texted the suspect Wednesday about being repaid and after a series of back-and-forth texts they agreed to meet at the Kangaroo.
Instead of going to the store, the suspects pulled into the car wash parking lot.
The victim said he called his friend and asked why they did not meet at the store and was told it was because “there are too many lights and cameras,” the report states.
The victim walked over to the suspect’s car and saw a man in the passenger’s seat with a white rag over his head partially concealing his face.
There was also a man in the back seat.
The front seat passenger then presented a handgun and grabbed money from the victim.
He then told the victim to get away from the car, which he did. The suspects were last seen driving west on Highway 521.
While police were working on that case, they were dispatched to a robbery that was reported in the 900 block of Brinkley Street in Maryville.
Three men said they were in a driveway talking at about 10:45 p.m. when one of them received a call. He walked to the edge of the property to talk when a vehicle stopped and five occupants exited the car.
One of the five pointed a gun at the victim while the others patted him down but found nothing, the report states.
The gunman reportedly threatened to kill the victim if he did not give them his cell phone.
He complied and while this was taking place one of his friends walked up to see what was happening. His phone was also taken at gunpoint.
The third friend saw what was taking place and ran in the house to call police.
No one was injured in either incident and, as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made.
By Scott Harper
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