Suspects arrested in pizza delivery robbery
Four teens have been arrested in connection with last month’s armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver.
Darrin Lee Peeks; Aki Daron Franklin; Donald James Franklin, II; and Robert Lee Green, Jr. (all 18 years of age) have been arrested for their involvement in the October 16 armed robbery of a Papa John’s Pizza employee.
The four teens were identified as the suspects who set up and carried out the armed robbery of a 25-year-old delivery driver. The victim advised that he was delivering an order to 2 Needles Road just after 9:30 p.m. when he was ambushed by four unknown males wearing dark clothing.
The suspects reportedly placed the order by phone, and then waited in the nearby woods for the driver to arrive. As the victim walked down the driveway, they approached, put a handgun in the victim’s face, and demanded he hand over everything he had. The victim complied, giving the suspects the food he was delivering, his wallet, and his cell phone. The suspects then fled the area, leaving the victim unharmed.
The investigation remains active at this time and additional charges may be pending.
Robbery, carjacking under investigation
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery and carjacking that occurred outside a home on Lands End Road.
Just after 6 a.m. on Nov. 6, deputies responded to 35 Lands End Road in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 30-year-old female bleeding from a laceration to the head. The victim advised she was walking to her vehicle after dropping her child off at a family member’s house, when she was assaulted by an unknown black male.
The victim stated the suspect approached from the nearby woods, wearing all camouflage clothing, a black mask, and was armed with a handgun. The suspect pistol-whipped the victim and took her purse and car keys. He then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle, heading towards Sea Island Parkway.
The victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. The stolen vehicle is a burgundy 2008 Chevrolet Impala bearing SC license plate 7264FN.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843-255-3407 or Crimestoppers.
Sheriff’s Office investigating robbery
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on a St. Helena roadway.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, sheriff’s deputies responded to Coffin Point Road in reference to a reported assault and robbery. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 26-year-old male who reported that he was walking on Cee Cee Road, when a black vehicle drove up. A large, black male got out of the vehicle and approached, asking the victim he if remembered him. The suspect then struck the victim in the head, leaving him unconscious.
When the victim came to, he realized that his wallet had been stolen from him while he was unconscious.
The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843-255-3407 or Crimestoppers.