York County, S.C., authorities are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Carowinds-area convenience store at gunpoint Thursday morning.
The same two men are suspects in a robbery earlier Thursday at a Circle K store in Charlotte’s University City area, investigators say.
The York County robbery was reported about 2 a.m. at the 7-Eleven, in the 200 block of Carowinds Boulevard.
The York County Sheriff’s Office says the two men, each armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money. The men fled after getting cash and cigarettes, deputies say.
York County deputies arrived shortly after the call, and they say the K-9 search unit tracked the men toward Interstate 77. But the suspects got away.
Deputies in York County say one suspect was a black male who wore a black jacket, black cap, black pants, white tennis shoes and a silver chain with a cross. The other suspect was a Latino male wearing black pants and a dark-colored sweatsuit top with a purple hood and the letters “NY” on the hood.
Deputies say the men were driving a red 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with North Carolina license plates VXP 7035.
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