Deputies searching for armed robbery suspect

BURTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at a gas station Sunday night.

Officials said a clerk at the Sunhouse Petroleum on Trask Parkway in Burton told them a black male came into the store and asked for cigarettes.

When the clerk turned around to get them, she said the suspect stepped behind the counter and put a gun to her back.

After emptying the cash registers, the suspect left the store, the clerk told officials.

Officials said the clerk was not harmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or Sergeant J. Kelleher at (843) 255-3418.