News briefs for August 2nd

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One injured in hit & run accident

The Burton Fire District responded to four motor vehicle accidents in just over 12 hours on July 27, including one that involved a hit and run on Trask Parkway near Highway 21 Seafood.

Just past 6 p.m. on July 27, Burton firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on Trask Parkway by Highway 21 Seafood. Firefighters arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway

that had struck road signs. The other vehicle had left the scene. Firefighers assisted the driver who appeared to have non-life threatening injuries.

The Burton Fire District responded to three more motor vehicle accidents during the 12-hour span, three of which occurred on a major roadway — Trask Parkway, Robert Smalls Parkway, and Savannah Highway. Minor injures were reported in all accidents.

The Burton Fire District has responded to more than 140 motor vehicle accidents in 2018.

Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in armed robbery

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store at 361 Shanklin Road in Burton on July 27. 

Employees reported that an unknown African-American male subject entered the store, presented a handgun and demanded cash. According to the employees, the subject was wearing dark sweatpants, a black T-shirt and had a blue bandana over his face. The employees advised that the subject fled the store in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of cash.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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