News brief: Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery in Burton

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The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred last Friday, April 4 evening.

Just after 6:30 p.m., deputies met with a 20-year-old male victim who advised that he’d been robbed at gunpoint by a group of unknown black males.

The victim advised that he and a friend had just left the convenience store at Possum Hill Road and was at the stop sign near the entrance to Battery Creek High School (1 Blue Dolphin Road) when 6-7 suspects, several of whom were armed with handguns, suddenly approached his vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact either Investigator Cpl. J. Malphrus at 843-255-3426 or Crimestoppers.