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Search on for armed robbery suspect in Effingham Co.

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday just after 12 p.m.

Deputies responded to the leasing office at Quail Run Estates on Standard Lane on a report of robbery.

Witnesses told deputies that a black male wearing a blue sweatshirt with a hoodie and a mask walked in and pointed a silver handgun at two employees and demanded money.

The suspect took a purse and ran into a nearby wooded area. Deputies searched the area throughout the day and continue to increase patrols in the area.

"At some point during the altercation, the female victim did slap the gun out of the suspect's hand. He got his weapon and her purse and took off into the woods," said David Ehsanipoor, spokesman for the ECSO. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact ECSO at 912.754.3449. 

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