SC sheriff offers tips on avoiding armed robbery

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Residents of Richland County are getting some free tips on ways to prevent armed robbery.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Leon Lott's Community Action Team is offering an armed robbery prevention seminar.

Lott says he hopes the information will give store owners, managers and employees the information they need to make their businesses safer.

Deputies will also take questions on how the business community can help reduce crime.