ROCK HILL — A man covered in all-black walked into a Rock Hill payday loan office Wednesday afternoon, held a clerk at gunpoint and then tied his hands and feet with zip ties as he emptied a cash register, police say.
At about 3 p.m., a black man wearing a black hat, black bandana, black clothing and sporting a black backpack, walked into the PayDay Loans office at 1324 N. Cherry Road, according to a Rock Hill Police Department news release.
After walking into the store, he held a handgun at a store clerk and demanded cash, the release states. The employee complied, police say, and dumped an undisclosed amount of money in the man's backpack.
The gunman then ordered the employee to kneel down and zip tied his hands and feet together before fleeing the store, police said. The employee managed to loosen himself from the ties and called police.
Police are still investigating. A K9 unit was dispatched to begin tracking the suspect's scent.