Armed robbery at a Shell gas station in Burton

A Shell gas station on U.S. 21 near the Air Station was the subject of an armed robbery Tuesday night near 10:15.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call in reference to the  convenience store and met with two store employees and one customer who advised that they had been robbed by two black males.

The victims stated that the two men, wearing dark clothing, gloves, and masks entered the store and ordered everyone to the floor at gunpoint. The suspects allegedly demanded the victims empty their pockets and after taking an undisclosed amount of cash as well as various tobacco products, both suspects fled the store in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. J. Kelleher at 843-255-3418 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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