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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigating St. Helena armed robbery


The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in St. Helena early Tuesday morning.

Deputies responded just before 7 a.m. Tuesday to the Folly Road Grocery after reports of an armed robbery and shots fired.

When deputies arrived, the 56-year-old manager said the store had been robbed at gunpoint by two unknown black males.

The victim said he went to open the store at 6:45 a.m. when he noticed two males wearing all black clothing and bandanas covering their faces.

Both suspects were armed with handguns and told the victim to get on the ground.

The suspects stole the victim's cell phone, a computer bag containing cash and checks and his pants, which contained his wallet.

One suspect fired a shot above the victim's head before both fled the scene toward the woodline on Harbor Breeze Drive.

The victim was unharmed.

Both suspects were described as black males between 5'4 and 5'6 tall, weighing approximately 125 pounds and between 25 and 28 years of age. One suspect had dreadlocks and spoke with a noticeable lisp, while the other suspect wore a military style hat.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers.

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