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Police: Gas station robbery an inside job; second suspect arrested

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Police in Rock Hill have arrested a second suspect in connection with an early morning Armed Robbery Monday at a Rock Hill gas station.

Just after 3 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the Kangaroo Express-Marathon on Herlong Ave. in Rock Hill, where the clerk told police an assailant walked into the 24-hour store wielding a handgun and demanded cigars and money.

The clerk complied, police said, and handed over an undetermined amount of cash and cigars before the suspect fled the store.

Monday afternoon, police arrested the Antonio Crawford in connection with the incident, charging him with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm during a Crime of Violence and Criminal Conspiracy.

But in the course of the investigation, police spokesman Mark Bollinger said, Crawford lead on that there was another man involved in the incident: The store clerk.

“We went back and looked at the video in the store and the clerk…doesn’t appear to be afraid,” Bollinger said. “But I think he was trying to play out the script that he had in his mind.”

Bollinger said there’s no “normal robbery video” but after hearing the suspect’s side of the story, it confirmed the clerk’s involvement in the robbery.

“The robber finally said, ‘Hey it was the other guy’s idea,’ and he gave up the clerk.”

Avery Greenwood, 19, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with criminal conspiracy and filing a false police report.

 

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