Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators are working to identify two suspects in an armed robbery at a West Columbia convenience store.

According to investigators, two masked black males went into the Pitt Stop at 125 Rolling Meadows Lane in West Columbia about 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 28. Exterior security cameras captured images of a dark Ford Mustang in the store’s parking lot before the suspects went inside.

Security system images show the first suspect is about 5’6” to 5’8” and about 160 pounds. He was wearing dirty black coveralls, dark shoes and a black long sleeve shirt wrapped around his face. He was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was a black male about six feet tall and about 160 pounds. He was wearing dirty black coveralls, white shoes and a black mask or shirt to cover his face. He was armed with a black and brown AK-47 with a banana clip.

Investigators say the suspects demanded money from the register and assaulted the clerk before leaving the store on foot.

Deputies responded to the scene and K-9 police dogs tracked the suspects to a wooded area near the 4000 block of Charleston Highway, where the trail went cold.

Anyone with information about these suspects should contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 803-785-8230 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Anonymous tips can be submitted at