Fort Mill Times

Police: Fort Mill businessman robbed while extending job offer

A Fort Mill business owner was robbed Wednesday while meeting two men in a local neighborhood to offer them jobs, police said.

Now, police have identified two suspects with ties to Fort Mill, Capt. Bryan Zachary of the Fort Mill Police Department said.

Elizah O'Brien Moore, 20, formerly of 122 Bozeman Drive, and Jamarcus Nash, whose address was unavailable are wanted for strong armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Nash is in custody at the Fort Mill Police Department and faces two charges including strong armed robbery and criminalconspiracy, Zachary said. No other charges are expected, he said. A bond hearing is slated for Friday, Zachary said.

Moore remains at large, Zachary said.

The 44-year-old male victim told police he was trying to hire young men from the Paradise area in an effort to give back to the community and help the men out, the report notes. The victim made arrangements to meet with the suspects to discuss their employment, according to the report.

Around 8:30 p.m., one of the potential new hires called the victim and requested that he meet them on a walking path at the end of Washington Street. Moments before the robbery, the victim received a cell phone call. After that call, one of the alleged suspects grabbed the victim by the throat, the report states. As the men wrestled with the victim, one of the suspects took $450 from the victim while the other alleged suspect took his wallet, according to the report.

“It was a business meeting," Zachary said. "He was basically trying to do a good deed. He was robbed for his trouble.”

Both men were dressed in dark clothing, and one of the men had a tattoo on his face and gold teeth, the report notes.

The victim was not injured during the robbery, Zachary said.

The men fled toward Sanders Street. A dog was used to track the pair but both remain at large. However, authorities did recover a pre-paid calling card that police believe belongs to one of the suspects, the report notes.

Anyone with information on these suspects are asked to call the Fort Mill Police Department at 547-2022.