Store robbed at gunpoint

Published 10:25pm Friday, December 28, 2012

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Thursday, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery at Hilda’s Country Store on Cherry Run Road near Washington.
Deputies responded to the location and learned that two white men entered the store and demanded money. Each man was brandishing a handgun and had their faces covered, according to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the men fled the scene on foot.
The sheriff’s office began an investigation, conducted interviews and collected evidence. The three employees in the store at the time of the robbery were not injured. Images from the store’s video system will be released when available.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact Beaufort County Crime Stoppers by phone, text or through the Crime Stoppers website. Call 252-974-6400; text a tip anonymously by dialing 274637 on a cellphone and in the body of the message type BCSO131 and the tip; or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers website,, by following the “Tip Line” link and filling out an online form. Calls, texts, and emails are anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters do not have to give their names to receive rewards.

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