LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV) - Deputies have charged two brothers and one other person for an armed robbery that took place in Lancaster in late January.
The armed robbery happened at The Forks convenience store at the intersection of Memorial Park Road and Grace Avenue on Sunday, Jan. 26 just before 7:30 p.m.
The store was occupied by two employees and two customers when the incident happened. Another person was in a car in the parking lot waiting on one of the customers. No one was injured during the robbery, and no shots were fired.
Witnesses reported that two black males walked in the front door of the store from the rear on the Grace Avenue side. One had a gun and pointed it at the employees and a customer checking out.
One of the robbers told an employee to open the cash register. The unarmed thief then went behind the counter and took money from two registers. The men left the store on foot from the same way they came in.
Deputies say 17-year-old Reco Lamont Miller III was taken into custody and is charged as an adult with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. His older brother, 20-year-old Reco Lamont Miller, Jr. was arrested on a warrant charging him with armed robbery. A 16-year-old male was also detained.
“Our investigators have been running down leads since the night this robbery occurred and have been reaching out in multiple directions for information which led to these arrests,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Bit by bit the pieces fell into place, and by last night we had enough information to take action. The operations this morning were conducted without incident. I appreciate the work of our officers and the assistance we received from the other participating agencies in getting these young men into custody.”
Anyone with information about this or any other case should call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388 or contact Midlands Crimestoppers in one of the following ways: dial 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372), log onto www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click on the “Submit a Tip” tab, or download the P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices.