Employee shot in attempted robbery at Spinx in Spartanburg, reward offered


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – An employee was shot in an attempted armed robbery at the Spinx station on South Pine Street.

Spartanburg Police Department says the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Police say the employee was shot in the left arm.

According to a police report, officers found the victim sitting on the ground beside a pool of blood. 

The victim told police the suspect was cross eyed and was wearing a burqa. Another employee was stocking shelves when he heard a shot, but said the suspect left before he saw him.  

The victim was taken to a hospital.

Police said his injuries are not life threatening. 

Police are asking for your help to identify a man they call a person of interest.

Call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC or text the tip line at 864-573-0000.

Spinx released a statement Wednesday afternoon regarding the shooting, offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible.

Read the full statement from Spinx:

The safety of our team members and customers has always been a top priority at Spinx, and our thoughts and prayers are with our store teammate, who was injured during an attempted robbery that took place early this morning at our store location on Pine Street in Spartanburg. Thankfully, his injuries are not life threatening, and he is recovering. No customers were in the store at the time, and other Spinx teammates on duty at the time were not injured.

We have safety precautions in place, including security cameras throughout our stores and pumping stations, and we train our staff in the proper handling of these types of situations. We are proud of how our associates handled this incident and followed proper procedures, and we are extremely grateful to the local authorities for their prompt response. Police and medical emergency teams arrived on site within minutes.

We are working closely with local authorities on this investigation and have provided video footage of this incident. In order to assist in apprehending the assailant as quickly as possible, Spinx is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this attempted robbery and shooting at our Spartanburg store. We take safety on our properties very seriously, and we strongly encourage anyone who has information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect to contact the authorities immediately.

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