Blythewood gas station robbed at gunpoint

Four robbers fired shots and threatened employees during Sharpe Shoppe heist on Blythewood Road. | Store Surveillance

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County deputies are looking for four suspects who robbed a service station in Blythewood at gunpoint last week.

The incident took place early Friday morning, Sept. 21, at the Exxon service station located at 230 Blythewood Road at about 12:30 a.m.

Surveillance video from the station shows the four suspects enter the store and rob it at gunpoint.

“They burst into the store, fired a handgun into the ceiling, and one jumped the counter and took money from the cash register,” said station owner Larry Sharpe, Sr. “They tried to rob the safe, but couldn’t.”

Sharpe said there were five or six customers in the store at the time who were forced to lay down on the floor during the robbery. Two of those customers were also robbed, Sharpe said.

One of the suspects also fired a second shot into the ceiling as the four fled the scene.

Anyone with any information about the robbery or the identity of the suspects is urged to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or visiting and emailing a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000

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