Yemassee Police arrest man accused of threatening to kill everyone during robbery

Crime & Safety

Andre Riley

YEMASSEE, S.C. (WSAV) – Yemassee Police have arrested a suspect linked to a recent Dollar Tree armed robbery.

Andre Keanu Riley, 22, faces charges including armed robbery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

On Dec. 4, an armed robber entered the Dollar Tree located at 191 Yemassee Highway and demanded cash.

According to police, the suspect pointed a gun at one of the victim’s faces and demanded that a safe be opened or he was going to kill everyone. The employees complied and the suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say they arrested Riley within 72 hours from the crime.

Police added that Riley was identified by one of the store employees. The employee apparently knew Riley from another place of employment where they had worked together.

Riley is currently being held at the Hampton County Detention Center.

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