Rock Hill armed robber filed false police report, said guns were stolen from him


Credit: Rock Hill Police Department 

ROCK HILL, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A man suspected of armed robbery called police after the robbery claiming that guns had been stolen from his car just days before. 

On Monday, Tearence Devonte McDougald, 23, and Ishmael Rashaad Muhammad, 21, were arrested for stealing a woman’s deposit bag as she was on her way to the Wells Fargo Bank at 2691 Celanese Rd. in Rock Hill. 

The victim told police that as she was on her way to make a deposit for a local restaurant.

McDougald and Muhammad stopped her, held her at gunpoint, took the safety deposit bag and fled the area. Patrol officers and K-9 units canvassed the area and found both suspects a short time later. 

McDouglad was charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon during a crime of violence.  

On Tuesday, police also charged McDougald with filing a false police report after investigators determined that he and Muhammad had used the guns reported missing in the robbery. One of the weapons was even left behind at the scene. 

McDougald had called police following the robbery, and before his apprehension, to report that his black Glock 40 caliber and his Sig 9mm was stolen from his Hyandai Sonata sometime between Jan. 24 and Jan. 29 at his apartment complex. He only had a serial number for one of the guns. 

Muhammad has been charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, criminal conspiracy, and fugitive from justice. Both suspects are being held at the York County Detention Center. 

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