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Police investigating armed robbery of Chinese restaurant

The Beaufort Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a Chinese restaurant Thursday.

Police were called at about 10 p.m. to the China Express Restaurant in the Cross Creek Shopping Center off Robert Smalls Parkway after a report of an armed robbery.

Employees and witnesses told investigators that two men dressed in all black entered the restaurant, put on ski masks and brandished handguns, according to a news release from the Beaufort Police Department.

The robbers leaped over the counter, stole money from the cash register and ran out of the restaurant, the release said.

No injuries were reported.

The suspects were described as black men in their late teens or early 20s of medium height and weight, according to the release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Beaufort Police Department at 843-322-7958 or Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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