GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WMBF) – A suspect is in custody after police said he robbed a Dollar General in the city of Georgetown.
Georgetown police were called to a strong-armed robbery Monday afternoon at the store on Church Street.
They said the robber ran away from the scene before officers arrived at the scene.
An agent with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit spotted the suspect driving on Highway 17.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s office said the suspect realized he was being followed and tried to escape from officers in his vehicle, he then abandoned it and then ran away.
Deputies, including K9 Blitz and his handler Cpl. Joseph Kosydar, tracked the suspect in the woods and into a swamp off Corner Loop Drive.
The suspect was captured and identified as Pierre Gasque of Georgetown. He was taken into custody. His charges are pending.
“The Georgetown Police Department wants to thank the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office and the 15th Solicitor’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit for their assistance in bringing this case to a quick positive resolution,” the police department said in a Facebook post.