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String of Robberies Turns Violent, Investigators Hunt Suspects

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A string of robberies turned violent Thursday with a clerk being pistol-whipped and a shot being fired.

It was around 5:45 p.m. Thursday when a black man wearing a hoodie walked into the Fast Fuel on Cannons Campground Road and pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

The robber fired a shot, but no one was struck. At that point, the clerk reached over the counter and started fighting with the robber who pistol-whipped the man.

The robber took off, and the clerk chased after him, and he was able to get a tag number to give to detectives.

It's the fourth armed robbery in the county just this week.

There were two Monday night, both at Lil' Crickets, the first at the Southport Road location in Spartanburg, and the second at the Lil' Cricket in Cowpens.

In both instances, two men walked into the stores and demanded money. Both times they were holding a silver handgun.

Then, on Wednesday, a Lil' Cricket on Chesnee Highway was held up by a robber with a silver gun and wearing a hoodie.

Spartanburg County deputies say it's likely the robberies are connected, but there haven't been any arrests.

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