News Briefs

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Saturday night’s armed robbery outside a St. Helena retail store. Deputies responded to Family Dollar (791 Sea Island Pkwy) just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday night in reference to a report of an armed robbery that occurred moments earlier. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with two store employees who advised that they had just been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male.

The employees were exiting the store upon closing for the night when they were suddenly approached by a suspect with a black stocking mask concealing part of his face. The suspect demanded the female victim hand over her bag, put a gun to her head and ordered her to the ground. The suspect then turned to the male victim, put the gun in his face and demanded his belongings as well.

Both victims were then ordered to walk into the nearby woods and lie down while the suspect fled the scene. Neither victim sustained any injury during the incident. Once certain the suspect was gone, the victims contacted 911 to report the robbery.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information contact either Cpl. L. Resto at 843-255-3510 or Crimestoppers.

PALS After School Registration Under Way

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) is accepting after school applications for centers both North and South of the Broad.

The dates for the after school program are August 19, 2013 – June 4, 2014. It runs Monday-Friday from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. for children in Kindergarten through Fifth grade. Tuition is $65 a month.

In Beaufort, the after school program is located at Burton Wells, Port Royal, Lind Brown, Scott and Broomfield Centers. In Bluffton, the after school program is located at the
Bluffton Center.

Families interested can register online at www.bcgov.net/PALS or in person at: Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Drive in Burton or Buckwalter Recreation Center, 905 Recreation Center in Bluffton.

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