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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Public’s Help in Armed Robbery Investigation

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(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today regarding an investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a business, located at BI-LO Place, near Seneca.

The Sheriff’s Office is also seeking the public’s help in identifying a person in relation to the crime.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Bureau was dispatched, in the early afternoon hours of Saturday, July 2nd, to the Advance America location in regards to an armed robbery in which an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

During the course of the robbery, a man threw a bag at an employee of the business and demanded the bag be filled. The employee placed money in the bag and the man ran out of the business.

The man did not produce a weapon; however, the employee said that the man was reaching into his pants the entire time, which made the employee think he had a weapon. The man is estimated to be 6’0” tall with a slender build. The man was wearing a dark blue or black hoodie, a white mask, blue surgical gloves, blue khaki pants and tan work boots.

The man was driving a black 2013 – 2015 Nissan Sentra with no visible tag. The Sheriff’s Office issued a law enforcement notification regarding the subject and vehicle. The Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene as well as an Investigator from the Criminal Investigations Bureau, who has been following up on leads in the case.

If you have any information on an Armed Robbery that occurred during the early afternoon hours of Saturday, July 2nd at Advance America in Seneca, or were at BI-LO place that day between 1:00pm and 1:20pm or can identify the person in relation to the case, you are asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-718-1052. You can also leave a tip with Crimestoppers online at or by downloading the free P3 app on your smartphone.

You don’t have to give your name when you call Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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