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Richland County Sheriff’s Department

LEON LOTT
Sheriff

RCSD Seeks Suspect for Strong Arm Robbery update 09/14/2016 Lindsey arrested

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Kenneth Lindsey (DOB: 03/24/1965) charged with strong arm robbery and shoplifting. The Sheriff stated that Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators took Lindsey in to custody at a residence on Thornwell Court, 29205 just after 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Lindsey walked in to the Circle K gas station located at 3800 Rosewood Drive, 29205, and stole approximately $160.00 worth of beer on multiple occasions listed below. The Sheriff stated that Lindsey assaulted the store clerk (victim) during one of the incidents:

  • Saturday, August 27, 2016, Lindsey attempted to steal a case of beer and was confronted by the victim; Lindsey then assaulted the victim by striking him in the upper body. The Sheriff stated that Lindsey returned a short period later and stole a case of beer
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016, Lindsey stole two cases of beer from the business
  • Friday, September 2, 2016, Lindsey stole two cases of beer from the business. The Sheriff stated that Lindsey returned a short period later and stole three additional cases of beer
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016, Lindsey stole two cases of beer from the business.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that investigators were able to identify Lindsey with the help of community assistance. Lindsey has been transported to Alvin S Glenn Detention Center.

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted for strong arm robbery and shoplifting.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the suspect walked in to the Circle K gas station located at 3800 Rosewood Drive, 29205, and stole approximately $160.00 worth of beer on multiple occasions listed below. The Sheriff stated that the suspect assaulted the store clerk (victim) during one of the incidents:

  • Saturday, August 27, 2016, the suspect attempted to steal a case of beer and was confronted by the victim; the suspect then assaulted the victim by striking him in the upper body. The Sheriff stated that the suspect returned a short period later and stole a case of beer
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016, the suspect stole two cases of beer from the business
  • Friday, September 2, 2016, the suspect stole two cases of beer from the business. The Sheriff stated that the suspect returned a short period later and stole three additional cases of beer
  • Sunday, September 4, 2016, the suspect stole two cases of beer from the business

The Sheriff stated that the suspect was captured on video surveillance equipment (image attached to release). The suspect is described as a black male in his 40’s wearing black pants and a black and white striped shirt.

 

Sheriff Leon Lott asks that if you have any information, or know the identity of the suspect to please call Crimestoppers. To receive up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest please call, email or text your anonymous tip to: Crimestoppers at 1-888-crimesc, or text “TIPSC plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

 

September 06, 2016

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