The Aiken Department of Public Safety has identified a third man they said was involved in an armed robbery at a Richland Avenue business on Tuesday morning.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Michael Tyrone Quarles, 26, for armed robbery. Court records show Quarles’ last known address as Rosier Road in Augusta.
As of press time Thursday, Quarles had not been apprehended.
Two Aiken men have already been detained for the robbery. Carlos Demetrius Williams, 21, and 23-year-old Deundray Salley were arrested Tuesday evening and placed in the Aiken County detention center, police said.
About 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, two men wearing dark clothing and hooded sweatshirts, and armed with handguns entered the Quick Cash store on Richland Avenue, according to Lt. Karl Odenthal. After receiving an unknown amount of cash, the men fled in an unknown direction.
A female employee appeared to be the only person inside the store with the robbery happened, Odenthal said.
An employee at a nearby business called dispatch at 10:41 a.m. to report two suspicious people outside, Odenthal said. They were reportedly dropped off by a driver in a silver Dodge pickup.
Anyone with any further information related to this incident is asked to contact CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard. He is a graduate of Clemson University and hails from Williston.