From staff reports
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon on Old Jericho Road in the Burton area.
At around 5 p.m., an armed robbery was reported at a landscaping nursery. Employees reported that a male subject robbed them at gunpoint for cash and fled on foot toward Broad River Blvd.
According to the BCSO. the subject was described as African-American, around 40 years old, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with balding hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black t-shirt with bleach stains and shorts.
Sheriff’s Office deputies with bloodhounds were conducting a search for the subject Thursday evening.
Residents and motorists in the area of U.S. 170/Broad River Blvd. were advised to expect an increased law enforcement presence.