Crime & Public Safety

‘I need this money, bro’: Bluffton Police release video from gas station armed robbery

Police are asking the community to help identify three suspects in the armed robbery of a Bluffton gas station earlier this month, a Bluffton Police Department news release said.

The robbery, which was captured on surveillance video, occurred around 1 am. on July 2.

The video shows two people robbing the Parker’s Gas Station on Evan Way. One suspect held the store clerks at gunpoint and demanded money while the other stood near the door of the gas station.

The suspect with the gun can be heard in the video threatening to hurt or kill the clerks if they refuse to him the money.

After taking an unknown amount of money, the suspects told the clerks to kneel on the ground. Then they drove away in a gray four-door sedan, the release said.

A third suspect police are trying to find was waiting in the gray sedan, the release said.

Anyone with information may call Inv. Pouchprom at 843-705-4524, the Bluffton Police Investigations Hotline at 843-706-4560, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-274-6372.

Lana Ferguson has reported on a smorgasbord of news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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