SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Four armed robberies within six miles of each other in just over two days. Now the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is working with Spartanburg City Police to figure out if the crimes are connected.
In the video above you can see a map of where they all happened.
The latest was Tuesday morning at the Spinx on John B. White Senior Boulevard.
It’s the third gas station to be hit, the fourth robbery took place at a Waffle House in Roebuck.
When you take a look at the surveillance photos, you can see the face of a man who doesn’t want to be caught.
The witness account in the Sheriff’s office report from the first incident at the Circle K on East Blackstock Road says the “male’s skin was completely covered” with a black hooded jacket, a mask and bandana.
“If you look at it you can really see that there are some similarities in the clothing and those type things,” said Major Art Littlejohn with the Spartanburg County Police Department.
He says they’re working with the Sheriff’s office to determine if the three robberies in the county were by the same man as the latest robbery of the Spinx in the city.
Even the narratives of what happened in the 4 reports are similar, with the roughly 5′ 5″ suspect often entering in the side door saying few words besides “hurry up.”
“I think there may be a little bit of difference, but basically a lot of the things are the same,” said Littlejohn.
The image from the Waffle House on 221 in Roebuck that was hit up early Monday morning is perhaps the most alarming, showing the robber pointing a gun right at the employee behind the counter.
“I’m a little startled, that you told me that,” said Mike Peeler, who eats there every week.
He says years back, he witnessed another robbery at a nearby restaurant.
“It’s funny that it was in the same general location that was the other one I was involved in,” said Peeler.
The Sheriff’s office says tipsters could remain anonymous and if that information leads to an arrest it could be eligible for a cash reward.
So take another close look at the person or persons in these photos.
And call 1-800-CRIME-SC, if you think you can help catch him.