Pineville armed robbery has local ties

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By Chris Sardelli



The armed robbery of a woman in Pineville, N.C. ended with the arrests of two men in the parking lot of Lancaster’s U.S. Post Office Friday afternoon, Nov. 15. 

Delarrian Montray Scott-Clyburn, 19, 5119 Sedgefield Drive, and Malcolm Shaquille Williams, 19, of Rock Hill, were arrested at gunpoint Friday and each charged with receiving stolen goods and unlawful carrying of a weapon, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

“They committed an armed robbery up there in Pineville,” Grant said Saturday. “I know they robbed her at gunpoint.”

Authorities had issued a be-on-the-lookout-for (BOLO) bulletin for a 2003 blue Chevrolet sedan that the alleged armed robbers were in after a background check showed the vehicle was registered to a Lancaster address.

Moments after the BOLO was issued, a Lancaster Police Department officer saw the car headed North on North Main Street. Police officers and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a felony traffic stop in the exit of the post office near the intersection of North Main and East Springs streets and took the men into
custody at about 1:20 p.m.

Shortly after their arrest, detectives located several items of interest inside the men’s car and began photographing the evidence. 

“We recovered a purse they took from her and a gun that we believe was used in the robbery,” Grant said. 

He said the two men must answer for charges in Lancaster, as well as in Pineville. 

“We’ve got charges on them here for some possession of stolen property and they are in jail here. In Pineville they will face armed robbery charges eventually,” he said. “The state line makes things a little more difficult, but they’ll eventually go to North Carolina to answer their charges there.”

Though he did not know exact details of the crime, Grant said the victim was not injured during the armed robbery.

“She was very upset emotionally, but physically she’s fine,” he said.

Grant said Williams was already familiar to local authorities after a previous arrest this summer in connection with the armed robbery of a man in Lancaster’s Walmart parking lot. 

In that case, officers arrested Williams July 9 on charges of armed robbery and possession of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime, a police press release said. 

The victim in the case told officers he was responding to a Craigslist advertisement for a $10,000 Ford Mustang convertible and was supposed to meet the seller at Walmart with a $2,500 down payment on the car, but was instead robbed at gunpoint, police said.