Union police searching for robbers in hold-up at Li’l Cricket

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UNION, S.C. (WSPA) — Police are searching for two men who robbed a convenience store clerk at gunpoint in Union.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Li’l Cricket on Lakeside Drive.

Captain Kevin Powers with Union Public Safety says no one was hurt in the armed robbery.

A cashier told police two males wearing masks came behind the counter and forced her to open the register at gunpoint.

The suspects took $15 and some change from the register, before stealing cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets, according to a police report.

They threatened to shoot the victim if she didn’t open a safe, which she doesn’t have the code for, the report says. 

Police reviewed surveillance footage from the store that shows the suspects forcing the victim to open the register before they took money and a carton of Newport cigarettes and several Emerald Green Scratch Off tickets.  

The suspects were last seen running from the store towards Lakeview Garden Apartments. 

One robber reportedly wore a black hoodie and dark colored pants and armed with what appeared to be a revolver. The other suspect had on a large Carolina Panthers coat, dark colored pants and had a semi-automatic handgun. 

The Union County Sheriff’s Office responded with a K9 unit. Officers searched for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. 

Police say the robbery remains an active investigation. 

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