4 armed robberies could be connected


Sumter Police Department investigators think the suspects involved in recent armed robberies at three South Sumter barbershops may be connected with a liquor store robbery that took place on Wednesday afternoon.

Tonyia McGirt, public information officer for the police department, said two men entered Rollerson Package Store at 310 Manning Ave. after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and took an undetermined amount of items. 

She said the incident is being investigated as an armed robbery. More information will be made available when it is released.

Anyone with information about either incident can provide information to Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700. Information can also be given anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.