Effingham County investigators looking for suspect after attempted armed robbery

Effingham County investigators looking for suspect after attempted armed robbery

EDEN, GA (WTOC) - The Effingham County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help to identify and locate a suspect from an attempted armed robbery Wednesday night at the Dollar General.

Investigators say two employees were forced back into their store by a man with a weapon, just after locking up at 11:19 p.m. Officials say the suspect ordered the employees to open the safe and put money in his bag. Law enforcement arrived on scene within minutes and the suspect ran out of the back door in the direction of Old River Road.

The suspect is believed to be a black male around 6 feet tall and weighing between 225-235 pounds. He was wearing a ski mask and all black clothing, with the exception of brown shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449.

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