Liberty Police apprehend suspect in armed robbery case

Billy Cannada Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

LIBERTY — A man suspected of robbing the Stop-A-Minit in Liberty at gunpoint last Monday evening has been apprehended, according to Liberty Police.

Liberty Police Chief Adam Gilstrap said police have issued warrants for Casey William Gillespie, who was arrested in the investigation and transported to Greer where he had obtained previous warrants.

Warrants for Gillespie include armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to Gilstrap.

Police responded to calls last week that an unknown white male entered the convient store and demanded money from a worker.

Authorities say a suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and left the area on foot.

No one was injured during the robbery.

In the report, the witness stated she was sweeping the store when the suspect entered, saying “Give me the money.”

The suspect then instructed the worker to “hurry up” when she went behind the counter to retrieve the money, reports say.

Reports say the suspect then put the money in a plastic bag, leaving the store in the direction of Summit Drive.

The incident report then states the witness activated the silent alarm and locked the front door.

An ensuing investigation led officers to a nearby apartment complex where a person of interest was detained and questioned in reference to the incident, according to police.

Pickens County Deputies assisted in the investigation.

According to police, warrants will be served on Gillespie and he will be transported to the Pickens County Detention Center as soon as he is released from the Greer Police Department.