The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in connection with two armed robberies that happened Thursday evening and early Friday morning.
Deputies reported to a call about an armed robbery at Tunnel Town Express on Highway 28 around 9 p.m. Thursday.
The suspect came into the store wearing a black hoodie with a Halloween skeletal mask and dark pants showing a handgun and demanding the employee for money.
Deputies say the suspect left with an unknown amount of money in what is described as an early 2000’s black Nissan Maxima with chrome wheels and tinted windows.
The vehicle was seen heading west on Highway 28 towards Rabun County, Ga.
A deputy with the Uniform Patrol Division responded to another armed robbery at the McDonald’s in Scenic Plaza around 3 a.m. Friday.
The employee told the deputy that a man wearing a red hoodie and a Halloween mask ran into the store showing a weapon and demanded money.
Deputies say the suspect left the store with money and ran on foot. Deputies began an active search to find the suspect but were unsuccessful. The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division and investigators gathered evidence and followed up on leads throughout the day.
If you have any information on the armed robbery that occurred early this morning at the McDonald’s in West Union or the Thursday evening armed robbery at Tunnel Town Express in West Union, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or 864-638-STOP.
You don’t have to give your name and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash