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Authorities investigating reported armed robbery at Ridgeville gas station

Authorities are investigating a reported armed robbery at a gas station in Ridgeville Tuesday night. (Source: Jeff Kemmerlin and John Russ) Authorities are investigating a reported armed robbery at a gas station in Ridgeville Tuesday night. (Source: Jeff Kemmerlin and John Russ)
A surveillance photo of the suspect. (Photo Source: Dorchester County Sheriff's Office) A surveillance photo of the suspect. (Photo Source: Dorchester County Sheriff's Office)
Authorities are investigating a reported armed robbery at a gas station in Ridgeville Tuesday night. (Source: Jeff Kemmerlin and John Russ) Authorities are investigating a reported armed robbery at a gas station in Ridgeville Tuesday night. (Source: Jeff Kemmerlin and John Russ)
DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities are investigating a reported armed robbery at a gas station in Ridgeville Tuesday night. 

The incident happened at JR's Grocery on Highway 78. 

Witnesses say the incident happened around 7 p.m.

The witnesses told police a man with a black bandanna over the lower part of his face came into the store and fired a shot into the ceiling after demanding money. Store clerks say he left with an undetermined amount of cash. 

Some witnesses said the suspect left on foot toward and headed westbound toward Hwy 78. Others say he ran into a wooded area on Myers Mayo Road.

One woman said she saw the suspect get out of a white car parked on the left side of the store before the robbery.

Another person saw a red or burgundy Chevy with rims and a red light under the tailgate parked on Myers Mayo road. He saw it speed off when police arrived. 

No injuries were reported. 

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