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Suspects sought in Burton after robbery attempt

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BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

Suspects are being sought by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday night at Laurel Bay Bingo in Burton.

Deputies responded just after 11 p.m. to the bingo hall on Laurel Bay Road. A 70-year-old woman who works there told deputies she had closed the business for the night and was walking to her car when two men came up to her from behind the building.

The woman told deputies that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and the other grabbed for her purse, according to the BCSO.

The woman held onto her purse. Both men ran from the area toward Capehart Lane. The woman went back inside the business and called authorities. She was not injured.

The suspects were described as black males between 15-20 years of age, according to the BCSO. One was about 5' 2" and the other was about 5' tall.

Anyone with information can contact CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC or text TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637) or Sgt. J. Kelleher at 843.255.3418.

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