Beaufort Pizza Hut robbed at gun point, officials continue search for suspect

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Update May 17, early a.m.: The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating and looking for leads, having issued the below news release:

At approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday, Sheriff’s deputies responded to Domino’s Pizza (129 Burton Hill Rd) in reference to the robbery of a store employee. The victim, a 27-year old delivery driver, advised that he was delivering an order to Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park when he was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male.

The driver reported that he had pulled up in front of a trailer on Alexandra Loop to make his delivery when he was suddenly approached by a black male armed with a handgun. After stealing money and pizzas, the suspect fled on foot, leaving the driver unharmed. Immediately following the incident, the driver called his supervisor to report the incident and returned to the store to meet with deputies.

The driver was unable to provide any physical description of his attacker, and residents in the area denied having witnessed the incident. The Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information please contact Investigator LCpl. A. Rice at 843-255-3200 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

First reporting May 16: A quick report just came our way that we considered of interest: according to WTOC, local authorities are searching for a man who is believed to have robbed at gunpoint a Pizza Hut on Ribaut Road.

The story so far is that an unidentified man entered the store during the evening of Sunday, May 15, demanded the money from the staff and escaped soon after. Police are currently pursuing the suspect, and we'll make sure to update if any further information becomes known.

Here's the original WTOC report.

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