The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office was investigating two armed robberies in Beaufort County on Tuesday night.
The Callawassie General Store in Okatie reported an armed robbery first, sometime before 8:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said.
According to a statement, a man entered the store at 1 Callawassie Drive, showed a handgun and demanded money. The man then left the store in an unknown direction.
Sheriff’s Office investigators, who were still on the scene around 8:45 p.m., said the robber was a black male about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. He was wearing black pants and a blue sweater vest.
Just before 9:30 p.m., a second robbery took place at the Shell Food Mart at 3530 Trask Parkway. In that incident, a man also entered the store, showed a handgun and demanded money. He left toward the Spanish Moss Trail at the rear of the building.
The second robber was described as a black male about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds and wearing black pants and a black hoodie covering his head.
If you have information about either incident, call the Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 843-524-2777.