VIDEO: Man robs gas station with assault weapon

Deputies search for armed robbery suspect

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the communityâ??s assistance in identifying a suspect for armed robbery.

Around 4:30AM on Sunday, March 2, at the Hickory Point gas station on Lee Road, a suspect walked in to the business pointing a long gun at the victim, an employee.

The suspect gave the victim a black and red draw string type gym bag, demanding the victim the put the money in it. The suspect was captured on video surveillance. The suspect stole the money and fled on foot.

Lott stated that the suspect is described as a black male, wearing a black ski mask, light colored T-shirt, dark pants with a stripe down the sides, and dark shoes.

Lott is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect responsible. To receive up $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible, please call, email or text your anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Text â??TIPSCâ?? plus your message to CRIMES (274637).