Arrest made in Andrews Convenience store armed robbery

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Georgetown, SC (WCIV) -- Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff's office have a arrested a suspect in an armed robbery. The robbery happened Thursday morning around 10:15 at the Deep Grocery convenience store. The store is just outside of Andrews town limits located at 2404 Georgetown Highway

After a quick investigation, deputies were able to name, 34-year-old, Dale Watkins of the North Santee community as their suspect.

A search warrant was issued for Watkins' home and Georgetown deputies say they were able to find evidence in his home and vehicles that connected him to the robbery. Deputies say Watkins was taken into custody without incident and was taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Officials say Watkins has been charged with armed robbery and possessing a weapon during the commission of violent crime.

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