Bluffton man charged in gas station armed robbery

Brian Allen, Jr. (Source: BCSO)
Brian Allen, Jr. (Source: BCSO)

BLUFFTON, SC (WCSC) - Beaufort County deputies say they have arrested a 20-year-old robbed a Bluffton gas station at gunpoint in July.

Brian Allen, Jr. was arrested at his Bluffton home on Monday and charged with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Deputies say Allen robbed Kangaroo Express located at 1610 Fording Island Rd. around 11:30 p.m. on July 25.

According to a report, Allen ordered the cashier at gunpoint to empty the register. The cashier was not harmed.

Officer say Allen was easily identified because he did not attempt to cover his face during the armed robbery.

Allen is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

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