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Staged robbery leads to arrest of employee, search for second subject

From staff reports

The report of an armed robbery led to the arrest of a Parker’s convenience store employee Sunday, July 31 in Port Royal.

Police are searching for another person of interest for questioning.

David Barwick, a 32-year-old resident of Hardeville, was detained and charged with armed robbery. He is currently confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center.

Michal Conn, 27, is being sought by police.

The incident at Parker’s, located at 12 Savannah Highway, was reported at 3:19 a.m. Port Royal police officers and an investigator responded to the location along with Parker’s loss prevention personnel. During the investigation, several inconsistencies were noted in Barwick’s statement. Further evidence revealed that he had acted in concert with another subject in staging the robbery.

Anyone with information about the armed robbery or concerning the whereabouts of Michal Conn is asked to call Det. Sgt. John Hogue at 843-986-2233.

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