At 10:30 pm, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Tiger Express at 1 Fairfield Road facing Sam's Point Road on Lady's Island after a silent hold-up alarm was triggered.
Two female store employees stated that a robbery had occurred moments earlier.
The clerks reported that a masked black male entered the store at approximately 10:20 p.m., armed with a handgun. The suspect allegedly forced the clerks towards the registers, demanding money. After being given an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store, running towards Fairfield Road. Neither employee sustained any injuries, and no customers were present in the store at the time of the incident.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’11”, 170 pounds of unknown age. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a distinct orange, red and yellow bird on the back, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black ski mask.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. J. Gobel at 843-255-3421 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.