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Cops: Man arrested after hitting employee during Dollar Tree robbery

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Police arrested a man on Wednesday following a strong armed robbery at the Dollar Tree store in West Ashley.

According to investigators, a 55-year-old Jonathan Burns Jr. went into the Dollar Tree located at 975 Savannah Highway around 4 p.m. and milled around the store for a while before walking back into the manager's office.

An employee said he walked into the office to find Burns taking cash.  The employee also said Burns struck him as he ran out of the store.

Officers took Burns into custody after finding him hiding in a nearby business.  He was charged with strong armed robbery.

Burns was already on probation for property crime enhancement 3rd offense, and also had outstanding warrants with Charleston Police Department for breaking into a motor vehicle and financial transaction card theft.

He was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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