An employee thwarted an armed robbery attempt Wednesday at a business on Boundary Street, according to the Beaufort Police Department.
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 man, who ran and was believed to have gotten into a vehicle waiting on Hogarth Street.
No injuries were reported, and no items or money was reported stolen, Clancy said.
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The suspect was described by witnesses as black man of medium height, wearing a purple hooded jacket, dark jeans, a dark mask and gloves.
Anyone with information should call the 24-hour dispatch office at 843-524- 2777.