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Monday, April 30, 2012

Columbia, South Carolina - Deputies: Hell's Angel chases robber from convenience store -


LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives are seeking assistance from citizens in identifying a man who attempted to rob a cashier at a convenience store, but was chased away by a member of the Hell's Angels who was carrying a collapsible baton.

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Deputies say the unidentified man entered the Kent's Corner convenience store at 5846 Edmund Highway in Lexington just before 10 p.m. on Monday, April 23.
According to an incident report, after standing in line at the counter, the man pointed a knife at the clerk. At that point, according to the report, a jacketed, but unidentified member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle group who was behind the robber in line pulled out a collapsible baton and chased the robber from the store.
The good samaritan tried to detain the suspect until law enforcement could arrive, but was unsuccessful. The suspect ran away on foot toward Boiling Springs Rd. He did not get away with any money or merchandise.
Video surveillance shows the man wearing a camouflage hat, a bandana, a black jacket, black gloves and military style boots. The clerk described the man as white, standing 6'2" to 6'4" and weighing approximately 220-230 pounds. The knife he was carrying is described as a military or hunting knife.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts asked citizens who have information about the man or the attempted robbery to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff's Department web site (