Deputies arrest Summerville teen accused of convenience store robbery

Deputies arrest Summerville teen accused of convenience store robbery
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested a Summerville teen accused in an armed robbery in Berkeley County.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Sadiqq Amonee Burgess in connection with the Feb. 18 armed robbery at the Pringletown Quick Stop convenience store on Old Gilliard Road in Ridgeville.

"During the robbery approximately $4,500 in cash and several packs of cigarettes were stolen," BCSO officials said."The suspect also discharged a handgun during the crime."

Authorities say Burgess' arrest stems from an incident on the evening of March 1 when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle that Sadiqq Burgess was in.

According to investigators, Burgess failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued in the area of Sandy Run Circle in Summerville.

"The pursuit ended when the vehicle, driven by Burgess' younger brother, crashed into a ditch," BCSO officials said.

A report states the four occupants of the vehicle then fled on foot but were detained shortly thereafter.

"All four occupants were detained and Burgess was identified as one of the four occupants," investigators said."He was arrested and transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries."

Burgess has been charged with armed robbery, two counts of attempted murder, four counts of kidnapping and several firearms violations.

In addition, BCSO official say Burgess has been charged with armed robbery in connection with the Jan. 24 armed robbery of a Kangaroo convenience store on Red Bank Road in Goose Creek.

Burgess was denied bond on Wednesday night.

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