RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Richland County deputies are searching for a man who entered a Columbia business and assaulted a clerk.
Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, a black male entered Tripps Fine Cleaners, 1339 Broad River Road, and assaulted the clerk by striking him in the upper body with a pistol, said Sgt. Curtis Wilson, spokesman at the Richland County Sheriffs department.
The clerk was taken to a hospital for treatment, Wilson said. His condition was not known.
Sheriff Leon Lott said the suspect was captured on video surveillance inside the business.
The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and around 180 pounds. He was wearing all black clothing with a navy blue sweatshirt with white lettering, possibly a black stocking covering his face and gloves
Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers, (888) CRIME-SC.
From Staff Reports