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      Richland County officials seek suspect for robbery

      COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community??s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for strong armed robbery.

      After 8:00PM on Saturday, October 26, 2013, Deputies responded to a robbery at the Office Depot on Two Notch Rd.

      Sheriff Lott states that the suspect pretended to purchase an item as the clerk opened the cash register. The suspect then jumped over the counter (holding the clerk??s arm preventing her from closing the drawer and reached into the register stealing the money; then fled the area.

      The suspect is described as a back male, middle aged, wearing dark clothing with a white stripe down the pant leg, dark baseball cap, and facial hair. Lott believes this suspect Is involved in similar crimes in Lexington County.

      Please call, email, or text your anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or www.sccrimestoppers.com.