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Bluffton employee robbed at gunpoint after closing dental office

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The suspect was described as a black male between 17-20 years of age wearing heavy, black winter jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was described as a black male between 17-20 years of age wearing heavy, black winter jacket and blue jeans.
BLUFFTON, SC -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday evening outside a Bluffton business.

Just after 6 pm Friday, Sheriff's deputies responded to First Dental of Bluffton (168 Bluffton Rd) in reference to an armed robbery that occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier. Upon arrival, deputies met with a 38-year old female employee of the business who advised that she had been robbed by an unknown male.

The victim told police that she was walking to her vehicle after closing for the evening when she was approached by a black male. The victim, who walks with the assistance of a cane, advised that the subject offered to help her to her car. Once they reached her vehicle, the male suddenly grabbed her purse. The victim resisted, at which time he brandished a handgun.

The victim released her purse and the suspect fled the scene, running towards Bluffton Rd. The victim was unharmed during the incident. Due to the suspect stealing the victim's purse, which contained her keys and phone, the victim was unable to call for help or leave the scene until her husband arrived approximately 20 minutes later.

The suspect was described as a black male between 17-20 years of age wearing heavy, black winter jacket and blue jeans. The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843-255-3413 or Crimestoppers.

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