**Update** Just following the release of this information, Patrol Deputies were able to locate a suspect in the area of Patrick Hwy. and Ousleydale Rd.
Investigators have identified the suspect as Michael Wayne Lambert. Lambert is charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Darlington County Sheriff's Deputies are currently investigating an attempted armed robbery at the Markette Convenience store at 1700 N. Fifth St. A white male entered the store around 1 p.m., brandished a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The male had dark hair, glasses and a red bandanna around his neck. During the encounter, the clerk refused to give the male money. The male eventually fled the store on foot.
Investigators have released a portion of the video from the attempted armed robbery and are asking for assistance identifying the suspect. If you have any information, you are asked to contact Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators at (843) 398-4501 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or visit www.p3tips.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.
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