Horry County police initiated an investigation after an armed robbery occurred last Wednesday at Martin’s Place on Joyner Swamp Road in Aynor, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department.
A store worker was bound with a nylon cord and then stabbed multiple times, including in the left eye, Kegler said.
Police said O'Neill told the other suspects the opening procedures of the store, which she learned while delivering newspapers there on a daily basis. O'Neill was an independent contractor who delivered The Sun News.
When the robbery occurred police said she dropped off Gilbert and the 14-year-old at the store while she made her deliveries, then picked them up shortly after the incident, police said. O'Neill and the 14-year-old were arrested late Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
As a result of an investigation, three people were identified in connection with the incident.
The victim was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in an attempt to save his eye, Kegler said.
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