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Deputies: Clothing store robbed, owner pistol-whipped
Thursday, August 30, 2012

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for two counts of kidnapping, three counts of armed robbery and one count of assault & battery 1st degree.

Officers are looking for 28-year-old Willie Harden Gray Jr.

Deputies say on August 27, around 2:30 p.m. Gray entered the In the Hood Fashions store located at 1207 Broad River Road with another unknown suspect and assaulted the owner using their fists and a pistol.

According to sheriff’s deputies, Gray and the other suspect stole money from the register and clothes from the store, they also took the owner and clerks’ wallets, cell phones, and cash then fled the business.

Sheriff Leon Lott says Gray and the three unknown suspects stole a white gold chain with “In the Hood Fashions” emblem on it valued at $12,000.00; Nike Diamond Turf shoes $100.00, white, green and orange in color, and a Samsung Galaxy S2 cell phone, $250.00 white in color. Gray and the suspects left in a black Ford Taurus with Florida tags and a female driver.

If you have any information about this crime or know where Gray is hiding, you are urged to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://columbia.wistv.com/photo-gallery/crime/53619-deputies-clothing-store-robbed-owner-pistol-whipped

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