Dollar General robbed in Blackville

  • Crime scene tape blocks the entrance to Dollar General in Blackville after a robbery on Friday morning, Oct. 13.

No one was injured during an armed robbery of the Dollar General store in Blackville on Friday morning.

"At 9:20 a.m. a suspect entered the building dressed in a black hoodie with his face covered with what is believed to be a bandana," said Blackville Police Chief John Holston of the Oct. 13 incident.

The suspect, who is believed to be a Hispanic male, went to the office where the manager and a cashier were. He held them at knifepoint and demanded money.

The employees complied and the suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect possibly ran toward Walker Street, said Holston.

The sheriff's office's dog team is assisting the police department in the search for the suspect.

A total of four employees were in store at the time. No one was injured. There were no customers inside.

"No one in the building was hurt, so that's the most important thing," said Holston.

While police did talk to a person of interest, there have been no arrests, according to Holston in a phone interview at 5 p.m. Friday.

"We are still pursuing leads," he said.

The suspect is described as a possibly Hispanic male who weighs 130 to 140 pounds and is approximately 5 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans with an acid wash/bleached look, black hoodie, black and white tennis shoes, and a "money green" bandana, said Holston.

Anyone with information in the case should call the Blackville Police Department at (803) 284-2333.