Police arrested a Rock Hill man in connection with the Monday night armed robbery of a CiCi’s Pizza employee at the Cherry Road restaurant.
Michael Isaac Jones III, 19, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger. He was placed in the Rock Hill city jail.
The incident happened about 9:20 p.m. Monday, a report states. The victim told police he was working when Jones entered Cici’s and asked him to step outside.
When the victim walked outside, Jones lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun in his waist band, police said. Jones told the victim to walk to a black BMW in the parking lot, where the victim saw a second suspect sitting in the driver’s seat with a gun pointed at him.
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Jones pulled out the gun, pointed it at the victim and told him to give him money, the report states. The suspect in the vehicle began yelling the same instruction.
The victim told police Jones removed about $250 cash from his pants pocket and got into the vehicle, at which point both men fled in the BMW, traveling south on Cherry Road.
A second employee inside the restaurant witnessed Jones pull a handgun and point it at the victim, police said.
The report doesn’t indicate an identity of the second suspect. Bollinger said Thursday morning that detectives are still investigating the incident.
Teddy Kulmala • 803-329-4082