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Townville Restaurant Robbed At Gunpoint; Suspect Sought

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Anderson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a Townville restaurant. Anderson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a Townville restaurant.

Anderson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery at a local restaurant.

According to a sheriff's office spokesman, deputies responded to the Subway at 101 Abercorn Lane in Townville just after 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. While en route, deputies had learned that a white male entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the employees.

The suspect then left the store on foot and left the area in a vehicle with another man. Once deputies arrived, they saw a vehicle driving recklessly and headed away from the store. A deputy pursued the vehicle onto Pearl Harbor Way where the men abandoned the vehicle and fled the area.

Anderson County deputies and K9 officers, along with assistance with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office helicopter, searched the area for the men. A person-of-interest was apprehended during the search and taken into custody. The armed suspect was not found.

The suspect is described as between 20-25 years old, approximately 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 and weighing 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a dark, long sleeve shirt, khaki cargo shorts and dark colored athletic shoes.

Nobody was injured as result of the incident. It is unknown whether the robbery is related to a pair of recent armed robberies in Townville. It is just the latest in a rash of upstate robberies that investigators are looking into.

If anyone has any information about the suspect they are asked to contact the Anderson County Sheriff's Office at (864) 260-4400 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

 

 

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