Crime

Arrest made in strong armed robbery at Rock Hill BP store

Larry Edwards
Larry Edwards

Police on Wednesday arrested the man they say robbed a BP gas station by grabbing money from the cash register.

The suspect was in the store for at least 10 minutes before the 11 p.m. robbery Tuesday at the Dave Lyle Boulevard store, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

As the cashier was shutting down one of the registers, the thief grabbed the money off the counter and left the store with $361 cash.

“The victim believed she was being attacked by the suspect while he was taking the money,” an arrest warrant states.

The worker followed the man out into the parking lot and got his license plate number. Rock Hill Police ran the tag and discovered it was a 2004 Kia registered to a Rock Hill man who lived in the York County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, the report states.

A sheriff’s deputy went to the residence and found the vehicle, but was unable to locate the suspect. The Kia was towed and warrants were issued for the man’s arrest.

Larry Edwards, 55, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with strong arm robbery, according to Rock Hill Police. He is at the Rock Hill jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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