February 25, 2016

Florence County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery which occurred on February 24, 2016. According to Investigators, at approximately 4:50 PM yesterday, a suspect entered a store located at the intersection of Indian Branch Road and the Johnsonville Highway near Lake City, SC and demanded money from the store owner at gunpoint. The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. FCSO conducted a brief manhunt in the area but the suspect had already fled, likely by motor vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing a blue/black sweat shirt jacket, black pants and black sneakers.

Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact Investigators at (843) 665-2121, ext. 377 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/PIO