Police across the region think multiple armed robberies at convenience stores, including Spee-Dee Foods, may be all connected to the same gunman and getaway vehicle.
“It was a spree of armed robberies — Washington/Wilkes, Richmond County, Aiken County, Columbia County, and us,” said Sgt. Robert Brown, an investigator with the Thomson Police Department. “They’re all tied together.”
Brown said in the final week of September, Wilkes County and Richmond County had armed robberies that officials think involve the same suspect and getaway vehicle as the Spee-Dee Foods robbery.
Surveillance videos show that the suspect shown is wearing the same clothing, same shoes, and appears to be the same person in each of the robberies.
On Oct. 4, around 10 p.m., Spee-Dee Foods, on Gordon Street, was robbed. Also in early October, but following the Thomson robbery, two stores in Columbia County were robbed. One was in Grovetown and the other in Evans.
The suspect was wearing a black hoodie pulled over his head with a face mask over part of his face, blue jeans and black and white shoes.
Armed with a handgun, he demanded money then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to Thomson Police the vehicle and driver are sought as a possible witness.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or vehicle or has any information should call the Thomson Police Department at 706-595-2166.