Three men wearing ski masks and armed with silver handguns stole money from the cash register and from an employee at the House of Tang restaurant on Ribaut Road at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy.
Clancy said the robbers ran off through a wooded area behind the restaurant. No injuries were reported.
Beaufort and Port Royal police searched the area with the help of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office's canine team but were unable to find the suspects.
Authorities believe they got into a vehicle and fled the area. They were described as thinly built black men, one of whom was about 6-feet tall. The others were shorter.
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Anyone with information should call Investigator Joshua Dowling at 843-322-7950 or county dispatch at 843-524-2777.