OCSO trying to identify man who robbed Santee store

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ORANGEBURG CO., S.C. (WCBD) – UPDATE: 38-year-old James Hearne of Santee has been charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is asking the public for help in identifying a man who robbed a Citgo Food Mart in Santee.

According to OCSO, around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, “the suspect approached the counter as if he was making a purchase…instead, he pulled out a weapon demanding the store’s money.”

The suspect is described as a white male, roughly 6 feet tall. He was wearing a hoodie at the time of the robbery.

OCSO says that after taking money from the cashier, the suspect fled on foot towards the nearby Red Roof Inn.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call OCSO at 803-534-3550 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC

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