Beaufort County deputies looking for armed robbery suspect

By Jaime Dailey - bio | email

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Beaufort County deputies are searching for an armed robbery suspect who they say held up a Bluffton craft store and injured three employees inside.

It happened around 6:45 Thursday morning at Michael's Arts and Crafts right after a delivery truck left the store. According to investigators, the masked gun man approached a stockroom employee working in the loading area, pointed a gun at his head and forced him through the store to the office.

They say he shoved the employee into the office and began assaulting and pistol whipping the manager and assistant manager on the head and face. The suspect demanded money from the safe. After getting the cash, the suspect fled.

The three employees were treated and released from the hospital.

If you have any information, call deputies at 843.524.2777.