Clerk fights off robber in Beaufort

January 26, 2012 

An employee at a Boundary Street business thwarted an armed robbery attempt Wednesday, according to Beaufort police.

Witnesses said that a man walked into Cash for Gold at about 5 p.m., brandished a handgun and demanded cash from an employee and a customer, said Police Chief Matt Clancy.

Clancy said the clerk fought off the armed suspect, who fled the business and was believed to have gotten into a vehicle waiting on Hogarth Street.

No injuries were reported and no items or money were reported stolen, he said.

The suspect was described by witnesses as a black man of medium height wearing a purple hooded jacket, dark jeans, a dark mask and gloves.

Anyone with information on this case is requested to call the 24-hour dispatch office at 843-524- 2777.

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