Police: 3 Charged In Rock Hill Armed Robbery

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police have charged three individuals for their involvement in robbing a smoke shop in Rock Hill at gunpoint on Friday.

Officers responded to Smoker’s Cabinet on South Oakland Avenue around 1 p.m. for an armed robbery that just occurred.

At the scene, an employee of the smoke shop told officers she was robbed at gunpoint.

The employee says a Black man entered the store and kept asking questions about different products.

Polcie say the suspect was wearing black jogger pants, a black hoodie, gloves, and dark shoes.

The suspect approached the counter presenting a gun while demanding all the money in the register, according to a news release.

Police say the suspect then reached over the counter and took the money from the register before fleeing out the back of the business, dropping a red hoodie he stole and one of the gloves he was wearing.

Officers say the suspect got into the back of white PT Cruiser, occupied by a driver and another occupant, that was parked on Southern Street.

The suspects fled the area in the car, according to a news release.

A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle on Standard Street and took all three suspects into custody.

Police charged Eric Woodley, 51, of Rock Hill with Armed Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy, Possession of a Weapon by a person Convicted of a Violent Crime, and Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime.

Deneise Younger, 41, and Mildren Overton, 54, both of Rock Hill were each charged with Armed Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy in this case, according to a news release.