St. Helena Island store robbed at gunpoint

loberle@islandpacket.comJune 16, 2014 

A St. Helena Island store was robbed at gunpoint by two men Saturday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

Two men, one armed with a handgun, entered Tienda Mexicana La Moreliana at 802 Sea Island Parkway at about 8:55 a.m. and demanded cash, the report said.

One suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the register, and the other took a purse from a customer, the report said.

The suspects, described only as black men, drove away in a gray or tan box-style sedan, possibly an older model Lincoln or Cadillac.

No one was injured in the robbery, and the Sheriff's Office is investigating.

Follow reporter Laura Oberle on Twitter at twitter.com/IPBG_Laura.

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service