Suspect arrested in Hartsville convenience store robbery

January 9, 2019 GMT

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies have a suspect in custody in an attempted armed robbery of a Hartsville convenience store.

The Tuesday incident happened about 1 p.m. at the Markette at 1700 N. Fifth Street when a white man entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded money, according to a release from the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk refused to give him money and eventually walked out of the store.

About 4 p.m. patrol deputies took a suspect into custody near Patrick Highway and Ousleydale Road, said Lt. Robert Kilgo, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

If you have any information about the robbery, you are asked to contact Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators at (843) 398-4501 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or visit www.p3tips.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.