Gunman robs employee outside store

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News 12 at 11, March 21, 2008

AIKEN, S.C.--The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man, who this morning robbed an employee outside Rich’s Furniture and Home Décor, 3108 Vaucluse Road, Aiken, South Carolina.

At 11:06 a.m., as Bruce Jackson stood outside the business smoking, a man walked from around the side of the store and directed him to go inside. Jackson refused, at which point, the subject shoved what the victim thought was a handgun in his back and grabbed money from his pants pocket.

The subject threw down a red t-shirt and flashlight and ran down Vaucluse Road and onto a side street.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety and Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team responded and searched the immediate area.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward or between $50 and $1000.

(Aiken County Sheriff's News Release)

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