Two women were arrested early Wednesday after an armed robbery occurred at an Aiken hotel while the victim was showering.
Theresa Ryan, 27, of North Augusta, and Taylor Pierpont, 22, of Aiken, were arrested by the Aiken Department of Public Safety and were each charged with armed robbery. The incident happened at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue at about 12:40 a.m. after the victim reported that several hundred dollars in cash was taken from him at gunpoint, according to a report.
The victim was not injured.
According to the report, the victim said that the two females presented a small black handgun while he was showering in his room. They told him to be quiet, took his shorts that held the cash, a bank card and identification card and then left in a brown Jeep Grand Cherokee, the report read.
The vehicle was stopped in the Econo Lodge parking lot down the street from the incident location, and the two women were identified as the robbery suspects by the victim and a witness. The victim’s shorts, bank card and $77 in cash were found in the vehicle but no weapon was located, according to the report. Drug paraphernalia and two room keys from the Days Inn were also in the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle told police that he didn’t know the women, and “that they had just picked them up from the Days Inn.” He was also arrested for driving with a suspended license and for a warrant for contempt of court in another county.
The incident is still under investigation.