Dollar General robbed in Blackville

No one was injured during an armed robbery of the Dollar General store in Blackville on Friday, Oct. 13.

“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.

The suspect, who was originally described as a Hispanic male but is now believed to be a young black male, went to the office where he held the manager and a cashier at knifepoint as he demanded money. Employees complied and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, said Holston.

The sheriff’s office’s dog team assisted in the search for the suspect. While police did question a person of interest, Holston said there have been no arrests as of press time.

“We are pursuing strong leads,” he said.

Police recovered the money, which was still in the bag the suspect brought to the store, on Walker Street, he said.

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.

The suspect is described as a young black male, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, who weighs 130 to 140 pounds and is approximately 5 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans with a 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.