Currently the Aiken County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation of a strong armed robbery that occurred on July 4th at 5:16 p.m.
The Sheriff's Office received a robbery-hold up alarm notification and 911 call from the clerk of the Kent's Korner, located at 2557 Wagener Road, in Aiken.
The witnesses that were at the store informed the responding deputies that the suspect reached over the counter when the register was opened and stole an unknown amount of money. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a white SUV towards the Couchton area, prior to responding deputies' arrival at the store. The witnesses gave a detailed description of the suspect, who was later identified by investigators as 48-year-old Troy Randell Kooy, of Aiken.
Investigators have obtained a warrant for Strong Arm Robbery for Kooy. Anyone who may have any information on Kooy is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Office at 803-648-6811 or Crime Stoppers of the Midlands with a tip or information at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6872).