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Beaufort police searching for bank robbery suspects

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Deputies are asking you to be on the lookout for two men caught on camera robbing a Hilton Head Island bank and they're still on the run.

The areas has been cleared, but this normally quiet business center turned into a massive crime scene.

"We heard that there were deputies with their unholstered guns looking for suspects in our office complex here," Tom Crews said.

Employees watched as deputies blocked off an entire area around the Corpus Christi Executive Center searching for two men who robbed the Atlantic Community Bank.

"Well, I hope they catch them. Having people running around like that during the Fourth of July week in this community is not a really great thing," Crews said.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the men walked in to the bank off Corpus Christi with guns, demanding money. The two men then ran out on foot toward Pope Avenue and officers set up a perimeter as investigators and K9 units searched the area to find the two men, so far, no one is in custody.

"The area is very saturated with a heavy law enforcement presence right now. so we do ask all the business owners the residents in the area to be on the lookout for these persons. and to call with any suspicious sightings," Sgt. Robin McIntosh said. 

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