Pastor extradited, charged in BWW bathroom robbery

Drumgoole (Source: Horry County Police)
Drumgoole (Source: Horry County Police)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) A New York pastor has been extradited to Horry County to face several charges in connection to an armed robbery inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restroom in November.

According to a statement from the Horry County Police Department's Facebook page in January, Anthony Lee Drumgoole, pastor of a church in Rochester, NY, was arrested in Rochester.

Sunday night, Drumgoole was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on two counts of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and failure to appear.

In January, Horry County Police said Drumgoole would face four counts of financial transaction card fraud as well as kidnapping, however, it is unknown if he will still face those charges at this time.

On Nov. 27, officers responded to the Buffalo Wild Wings located in the Carolina Forest area in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, who later spoke candidly with WMBF News, told police he had been inside a restroom at the restaurant when a suspect robbed him and forced him to remove his clothes.

Surveillance footage at a local convenience store helped detectives identify Drumgoole as a suspect. Police searched for Drumgoole for over a month before he was arrested in Rochester on unrelated charges.

Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department told WMBF News Drumgoole was extradited back to Horry County Sunday night.

According to Drumgoole's Myspace page, he considers himself an evangelist and a prophet.

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