Suspect sought for armed robbery outside dentist's office

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Beaufort County investigators are on the lookout for a suspect who robbed a woman outside a dentist's office in Bluffton.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to First Dental on 168 Bluffton Rd. in reference to an armed robbery on Friday.

The victim, a 38-year-old First Dental employee, said as she was walking to her car after closing for the evening, she was approached by the suspect.

The suspect then offered to help the victim, who walks with the assistance of a cane, to her vehicle.

Once they reached her car, the suspect grabbed her purse. When the victim resisted, the suspect took out a gun.

The victim then let go of her purse, and the suspect ran off.

The sheriff's office describes the suspect as a black male, 17 to 20-years-old, black winter jacket and blue jeans. If you have any information you are asked to call Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843-255-3413 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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