Man wanted for armed robbery in Walterboro

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Walterboro Public Safety officers are investigating an armed robbery which happened on Old Airbase Road Thursday night.

Police responded to Old Airbase Road near Lincoln Street just before midnight. The male victim told officers that he was walking down the road when a man walked up behind him and pressed what he believed to be a gun into his right side.

The victim told police the man then took his wallet, which contained $55. The victim said the man ran off into the woods towards Wichman Street. A K9 unit tracked the man to the area of Mt. Olive Church and Savage Street, but the scent trail ended there, police say.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes with a red bandana covering his face.

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