BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are on the lookout for a man who held up a Bluffton jewelry store and made off with merchandise and cash Tuesday night.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office responded to Ultra Diamonds located in Tanger Outlets on 1414 Fording Island Rd. just after 9 p.m. in reference to a robbery.
Just before the robbery, employees said they received a phone call from a male caller asking about some jewelry. The subject told employees that he would be coming by shortly to look at the merchandise.
Authorities say 20 minutes later, a white male subject entered the store and said he was the one who had called earlier. After being shown several pieces, the man said he wanted to buy a necklace and went to the register to pay.
The suspect then took out a gun and demanded numerous pieces of jewelry from a display case. He then ordered the employees to give him money from the cash register.
After taking jewelry and cash, the suspect forced the two employees at gunpoint to a back room. The suspect then took off.
The sheriff's office describe the suspect as a white male, 6'04", 250 pounds and wearing a yellow and gray "Polo" tank top. An incident report states that the suspect reportedly had a distinct rash or severe acne on his chin, and was wearing large diamond rings on each hand.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information to contact either Investigator Cpl. D. Nelson at 843-255-3412 the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.