Crime & Courts

Leads needed in Sharpe Shop robbery, sheriff says

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is looking for leads to help find a man they believe robbed the Sharpe Shop on Blythewood Road.

Reports indicate a man enter the business at 10:30 p.m. Monday and demanded money while wielding a butcher knife.

The man is described as between 23 and 25 years old and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds. He was last seen leaving in a dark red, older model 2-door Ford Ranger on Blythewood Road toward Wilson Boulevard.

Anyone with information is asked to to call crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC or go to

-- From Staff Reports