Crime & Courts

Sheriff hunting for Wingate Inn robber

suspect fleeing in his getaway ca
suspect fleeing in his getaway ca

Two motels in Richland County have been robbed this month and police believe the same suspect is involved.

The Wingate Inn at 8300 Two Notch Road was robbed at 10:20 a.m. Friday.

The suspect entered the motel and asked the desk clerk about reserving a room. The man then pulled a gun on the clerk and demanded cash, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

A Red Roof Inn was robbed Dec. 8, and the sheriff believes the same man was involved.

Anyone with information on these robberies should call Midlands Crimestoppers at 1-888-274-6372 or text to 274637.

— Noelle Phillips