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Aiken man charged with armed robbery

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Michael Eugene Stancel II, 36, of Aiken, was arrested Thursday in connection with a May 30 armed robbery outside The Home Depot in Aiken. Stancel was captured on Hill Street in Clearwater, according to a news release. He is charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and simple larceny from a previous unrelated incident. He is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Stancel  Aiken Department of Public Safety
Aiken Department of Public Safety

According to Aiken Public Safety, Stancel approached the victim in the parking lot and demanded money. The man said he had a firearm. Feeling threatened, the victim told police she fled.

The man then drove off with her 2011 Ford Escape. It was recovered by the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

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mc 06/09/11 - 01:49 pm
Why is it, criminals can't

Why is it, criminals can't drive. They always have to tear up other peoples stuff. They ought to have to pay for it. Instead of running your insurance bill up.

countyman 06/09/11 - 11:20 pm
Hmm?? I didn't see the usual

Hmm?? I didn't see the usual entitlement culture, thug, etc rants..

Brad Owens
Brad Owens 06/10/11 - 11:00 am
Obviously a product of the

Obviously a product of the welfare state and the entitlement culture. What a thug.

Meth is a hell of a drug....

curly123053 06/10/11 - 02:34 pm
He is no different than any

He is no different than any other who feels he is entitled to other people's property through force or intmidation.

Ptayingforpeace 06/10/11 - 03:50 pm
I would like to comment on

I would like to comment on this as I have known this man and his family for 25 years and I do not know what has happen to him.But to the comment about welfare,this family has never been on welfare and he comes from a very good and loving family.They have always loved him and they will always do so..We can not judge what happen when we do not know.Things like this are so wrong and I am the first to agree on this but until we know the facts,please do not slander his family.
This man went in the service and do so for our country,and I will say did a good job..So he has not always done this such a thing..I am sure the
drugs played a major factor here with this man because this is not the man I have always known...But drugs will take our life from us,so with this being said,I choose to be in prayer for Mike,his family,and the lady this happen to.I do not judge anyone as we all have things happen in our family we are not proud of.And this could happen in your family.This is very serious and all are very aware of this.
I will say his mother and father are devastated by this as any parent would be for a child.Because this is not their son.Try praying for all involved instead of passing judgement....

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