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.
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.