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Wanted: Man assaults clerk before taking cash, carton of cigarettes in Walterboro


Investigators in Colleton County are on the lookout for a man who assaulted a clerk and stole money at a gas station in Walterboro. 

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office says the robbery happened on Sunday night at the Circle C Express on 11089 Augusta Highway. 

The clerk said the suspect came up to the register with a bottle of soda and asked for two packs of Newport cigarettes. 

The victim reported that when she turned around to get the cigarettes, the suspect jumped the counter, grabbed her by the arm, slapper her across the face and demanded her to open the cash register. 

Authorities say after the suspect got money, he ran out of the business toward I-95. 

Investigators describe the suspect as a skinny black male, 5'10", in his twenties and was last seen wearing dark pants and a white shirt.

CCSO officials say the suspect fled from the scene in a gold or silver Nissan sedan.

If you have any information you are asked to call the sheriff's office at 843-549-2211 or 843-549-6926 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or 1-888-CRIMESC. 

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