HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A woman was cut while defending herself from a man armed with a knife during a robbery of the Rent-A-Center in Socastee Wednesday evening, according to an Horry County Police report.
At about 6:36 p.m., Horry County Police officers responded to the store on Dick Pond Road and met with the two victims, who said that two men wearing dark clothing, hooded sweatshirts, black gloves and bandanas over their faces entered the store.
One of the men brandished a gun and demanded money from the register, according to the police report. One of the victims complied with the suspects.
The other suspect entered the back office, brandishing a knife, and began a physical altercation with the other victim, the report states. The victim defended herself, and received a small cut from the suspect's knife.
The suspects then fled the store and ran towards Plantation Apartments, the victims told police.
Police searched the area for the suspect, but were unable to find them, the report states.