Spartanburg police respond to armed robbery at Quick Credit on Pine Street. (Nov. 14, 2012/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Police said a witness fired a warning shot after a woman was robbed and hit during a hold-up Wednesday morning.
Spartanburg police said they were called to the Quick Credit Corporation at S. Pine Street at E. Main Street about 9:20 a.m. after an employee was robbed in the parking lot.
The victim told police she was walking to her car carrying a bank deposit bag when a man approached, hit her in the face and stole the bag.
Police said a South Carolina Department of Corrections officer saw the man, tried to run after him and fired a warning shot in the air to stop the robber. They said the robber allegedly had a gun tucked into his waistband, but did not fire a shot.
Police said he ran towards Henry Street and was last seen getting into a black Dodge Durango, with a bicycle or luggage rack on top.
FOX Carolina spoke with a Quick Credit employee who said the woman was pistol-whipped during the robbery. An employee who works at Hometown Finance next door told FOX Carolina they heard the gunshot and all ducked for cover.
As of 10:30 a.m., police had cleared the scene. Police said the robber was described as a black male, 6' tall, weighed about 160 pounds, was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. They said he was described as having dark skin, a goatee, and sunken eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC>
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