Authorities are investigating two armed robberies that happened within minutes of each other on Thursday night, and they said the same man is responsible for both robberies.
The first robbery happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons convenience store on Storm Branch Road in Beech Island, according to a report by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. A store employee told officers she and another employee were closing the store when a white man wearing a blue Atlanta Braves hoodie, black gloves and a black ski mask entered the store.
The man reportedly had a handgun and made both female employees get behind the counter. He then made one employee empty the cash drawer into a purple Crown Royal bag.
The robber told the employees to stay behind the counter then fled on foot down Storm Branch Road toward North Augusta.
The second robbery happened at 9:50 p.m. at the Wawa Express on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta, according to reports.
The victim told officers a man wearing a dark blue Braves hoodie, black pants, black and white shoes, a ski mask and gloves entered the store, pointed a gun at him and demanded “all the money,” according to the report. The robber then fled the store with an unknown amount of money. He left in an unknown direction of travel.