Police search for gunman after Sunday robbery of Emily's

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Police search with a dog along West Street in the rear of the Charles Street post office.

Update: The incident has sparked more community discussion.

On Sunday, September 16, police arrived at Emily's Restaurant in downtown Beaufort shortly after 12:30 p.m. in response to a robbery.

The Port Republic Street restaurant had been robbed shortly before opening time. 

A man armed with a handgun entered the restaurant through an unlocked rear door — a common tactic in armed restaurant robberies.

The robber took a small sum of cash and a few personal items from workers before fleeing down West Street.

The suspec was described as a slightly heavy white male of medium height with long dirty blond hair and was las seen in baggy jeans and a black T-shirt.

If you have information you are asked to contact Investigator Erdel at (843) 322-7958.

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