CONWAY, SC - On Saturday at around 6:55 a.m., the Horry County Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Sunhouse gas station in Conway. One man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
Police officials stated that a black male with a red shirt the victim inside the store to give him the money, but she never saw a weapon, and he had his hands in his pockets. She also said that she was told to go into the bathroom while he left.
When the HCPD arrived on the scene, the victim was locked inside of the store. According to a HCPD police report, she said that the suspect entered the store and got a cup of coffee, and then he walked over to her and asked her for money.
Police officials state that the victim appeared shaken up, as her hands were shaking, and she could not recall a lot information about the suspect.
She stated that he wore a red shirt, and had short hair, but could not remember if he had blue jeans on or pants.
The victim said that she did not know if the subject had scars, or any other descriptive features.
The victim told the police that the suspect was asking when the owner was going to be there. She also told police that there was a white vehicle of unknown make, possibly a two-door, backed up to the business.
The victim states that the suspect got away with $600 dollars in total from the business. She went on to say that there was about $400 in change from a box and about $200 from the register.
The victim was told to get in the bathroom by the suspect while he left and said she did not know whether or not if he left in a vehicle or on foot.
According to records from J. Reuben Long Detention Center, 46-year-old Phillip Jerome Graham was arrested and charged with armed robbery, and robbery while armed with a deadly weapon. He remains incarcerated at J. Reuben Long.
If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350.