Three armed men who reportedly robbed a retail store in northern Sumter County Thursday night remain at large, and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify the suspects.
The suspects entered the Dollar General at 3380 N. U.S. Highway 15 just after 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 armed with handguns and supposedly forced the employees and a customer to lie on the floor, according to Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, in a news release.
After reportedly taking cigarettes and the victims’ cell phones, the men forced an employee to open a safe, from which they stole an undetermined amount of money before fleeing, the release said.
There were no injuries.
All three suspects are described as black males between the ages of 20 and 25. All are around 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weigh about 170 pounds.
One suspect wore camo sweatpants with a purple, hooded sweatshirt covering his face. A second man wore camo pants and a black, hooded sweatshirt.
None of the victims could give a clothing description for the third suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 436-2011 or Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-888-CRIMESC. Callers may remain anonymous and could receive a cash award for information that leads to an arrest.