Officers were on scene within one minute of the event being dispatched.
The clerk at the store told police the suspect was a black male who had torn a money bag from his hands while he was making change and then fled the store.
Abbeville Police Department Detectives processed the robbery scene. Evidence from the scene and other information gathered during the subsequent investigation led detectives to obtain an arrest warrant for Simple Robbery for David Dyson III.
Dyson, age 20, of Abbeville was located at a residence on South East Street this morning and was placed into custody.
Chief Coleman wishes to commend the Detective Division for a job well done. Chief Coleman further wishes to thank those in the public who assisted in this investigation.
The Abbeville Police Department and Chief Rick Coleman, encourage any and all citizen of Abbeville to contact the police department if they have concerns of criminal activity in their neighborhood. The number to call is 893-2511 or the hot line (which is completely anonymous) 892-6777. The citizen and law enforcement working together makes our city a safer place and help reduce the amount of all types of criminal activity by striking fear into the heart of the criminal.