Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office ends search for knife-wielding robbery suspect

Crime & Safety
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SHELDON, S.C. (WSAV) – Lowcountry law enforcement have concluded their search for a man accused of robbing a woman at knifepoint early Tuesday afternoon.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) says the woman’s purse was stolen near the Old Sheldon Ruins. She was not injured.

BCSO described the suspect as an African-American male, possibly in his twenties, wearing black clothing with a knife.

The agency, with assistance from the Yemassee Police Department, searched for the suspect for a few hours.

Authorities were on scene near Old Sheldon Church and Prescott roads with increased law enforcement, including a helicopter unit.

BCSO concluded the search around 3 p.m. The suspect was not located.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is urged to contact BCSO dispatch at 843-524-2777.

Anonymous information can also be forwarded to Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111. Callers could qualify for a reward.

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