Sunday, January 8, 2012

New York pastor arrested in connection with Myrtle Beach area robbery

A Rochester, N.Y., pastor who was arrested Friday at his church will also face charges in Horry County stemming from a November robbery at the Carolina Forest Buffalo Wild Wings, police said
Upon his return to Horry County, Anthony Lee Drumgoole, 23, will be charged with kidnapping and robbery and four counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler of Horry County police. He has family ties in the city of Conway.

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On Nov. 27, Drumgoole allegedly robbed a patron at knifepoint in the restaurant’s bathroom and forced the victim to strip in order to keep him from giving chase.
Horry County police detectives identified Drumgoole from surveillance photos that showed him using the victim’s credit card, Kegler said. Warrants were issued for Drumgoole’s arrest on Dec. 12.
The Buffalo Wild Wings store is located on 1990 Oakheart Road in the Carolina Forest community.
According to information from the Rochester Police Department, Drumgoole was charged in that community with second-degree criminal impersonation. No other information about the charge was immediately available.
Drumgoole’s Facebook page states that he is the founder of the Free From All Chains Outreach Ministry Inc. He is listed as the senior pastor since 2008.
In several Facebook posts, Drumgoole talks about taking part in a revival that was held at a Rochester church this week.
Contact BRAD DICKERSON at 626-0301.