Armed Robber Holds Up Beaufort County Store

The Sheriff's Office is searching for an armed robber in Beaufort County.

Monday, about 10 p.m., a report came in about an armed robbery at La Guadalupana Tienda Mexicana on River Road in Washington.

The robber displayed a large knife and a handgun while demanding money from the cashier at the store. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. No one was hurt.

If you have any information on the robbery, please call the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office at (252)946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252)974-6400.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest. Callers do not have to give their name to receive a reward.


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  • by MX Location: washington on Dec 28, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    just saying i think they should just close this store before someone is killed this is being a regluar thing now all these loser learn where there is free money
  • by right on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    Your comment is spot on, ET. Illegal aliens are costing this country more than they will ever benefit us. People feel sorry for them because they live in poor conditions and work hard, but no one seems to realize how much money they cost this country. No insurance, no license...but they sure don't mind driving drunk and leaving the scene after they cause a wreck. Free govt subsidized housing, free medical care, free in state tuition, free social security benefits when they've never paid one dime into social security. The govt cannot give something for free without taking it from somebody else. You liberals need to realize that. You are being affected too, not just us. You want to be here? Immigrate legally. Pay taxes....speak the language. Be part of the solution for a change. Before we end up in the same shape mexico is in. I guess in another 30 years we can all invade Canada like the mexicans have invaded us.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 21, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    ET where do you get you figures? only 8% of illegals work in the agriculture industry(farming job's)so who's job's are they taking?most of the farmers pay to have foreign workers brought into America, furnish them with housing all the comforts skilled base pay and starting pay around $9.53 per hour 40 hours guaranteed.they can pay you around $7.30 per hour and you can pay to get to and from work and to the grocery store the farmers give them transportation.now are we stupid or what?check out the farm subsity data base at www.EWG.org and see who is paying for all this.each farmer is listed by state,county see how many 10's of thousands each poor farmer is getting.it will open you eyes.see if witn has the gut's to print this?find anything wrong then let me know.OH! ET about 28% of the nations prisons are filled with illegals.guess who pays for that?
  • by right on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    Your comment is spot on, ET. Illegal aliens are costing this country more than they will ever benefit us. People feel sorry for them because they live in poor conditions and work hard, but no one seems to realize how much money they cost this country. No insurance, no license...but they sure don't mind driving drunk and leaving the scene after they cause a wreck. Free govt subsidized housing, free medical care, free in state tuition, free social security benefits when they've never paid one dime into social security. The govt cannot give something for free without taking it from somebody else. You liberals need to realize that. You are being affected too, not just us. You want to be here? Immigrate legally. Pay taxes....speak the language. Be part of the solution for a change. Before we end up in the same shape mexico is in. I guess in another 30 years we can all invade Canada like the mexicans have invaded us.
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      by Top Dog on Dec 21, 2011 at 01:46 PM in reply to right
      I tell you something right, Mexicans Are the people wh harvest your food,that you eat daily most farmers get their job done by mexicans they have helped this country alot yall dont reliazed all the stuff they have dont because yall americans depend on the govrtment with checks food stamps, and all this other mess while Hispancis dont have that privilige!!all i gotta say we should be Ignorant!!
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        by um on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to Top Dog
        speak for yourself, im not ignorant. i work for a living, dont use food stamps or rely on the government. that being said, i agree with you, people are so quick to jump on the bandwagon about mexicans--in this city, ive seen that the mexican immigrants are hard working and family oriented. they are an example to our nation as to how families and workers should be. id make em all legal just for that! i hope their kids do get to go to college and make a life for themselves! we got US citizens who are thugs, who drain the system, and dont care about making any sort of progress or improvements. i think they should be made ILLEGAL! and those hardworking mexican people should get to take their place!
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          by Top Dog on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM in reply to um
          I totally Agree with you but you but we will have to see what's the future has instore for us and i think some americans should be Iillegal as lazy as they are!!'just my opinion'
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          by c-had on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:29 PM in reply to um
          AGREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Dec 21, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    Are you kidding me!?! A store gets robbed and some are more worried about whether the people who worked/owned it were legal or illegal! Who cares!! A crime is a crime regardless if the victim is legal or not! I hope they get the criminal who did this whether they(the criminal) was legal/illegal, white/black, male/female...etc!
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      by i know! on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:37 PM in reply to
      exactly! thats why im hoping they were legal, otherwise they might be bullied by the perps into 'not seein nada'. they probably are legal if they reported the crime.
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      by c-had on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:27 PM in reply to
      They cant help being stupid.
  • by wow on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:54 PM
    i hope these people were legal so they can receive the justice deserved for the actions of the criminals who ruined their store. lots of people target mexicans hoping theyre illegal so they will be afraid to go to the police. every mexican i have come across in this part of the country has been extremely hard working and willing to live in less than desirable conditions in order to support their families. they understand the whole 'work or starve' rhetoric ET, trust me. i wish there were more legal citizens as dedicated to independence as these people are, and i hope that all the hardworking citizens who come here from other countries can become legal more easily. id love to ship some lazy ones back in their place! im actually pretty conservative and am speaking on what i know only.
  • by Tiredofhate on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:27 PM
    WITN- why was my reply to La Guadalupana Tienda Mexicana not published?
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      by Maybe... on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:49 PM in reply to Tiredofhate
      Maybe because you read hate INTO things that are only meant to be funny? Maybe you're a humorless person?
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        by Tiredofhate on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:40 PM in reply to Maybe...
        What exactly was funny about his/her comment? You must be right about me being humorless because I certainly didn't find any humor there.
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      by ET on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:00 PM in reply to Tiredofhate
      tired of bleedicng heart liberals like you. The reason our country's finances are in the shamble they are in is soley due to our gov. supported pregnancies, laziness, and people's lack of work values: anotherwords welfare. Our gov. have paid certain people for so many years to not work, paid for free transportation, free babies / medical care and free food / housing that it has ruined this country. Our dollar is about to become nothing. No more the primary currency around the world. When this happens we will all see prices like we have never seen. At some point we have to stop paying people to produce babies with no love for them only greed to get more money and handouts from the gov. that can not afford this any longer. Plain and simple, work or starve. There are plenty of farm related jobs that these people could work but know the gov will take care of them so they don't. This opens the door for more illegals from Mexico to come in and take these jobs. The farmers need the labor and will get it one way or another.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 07:08 AM in reply to ET
        100% RIGHT
  • by Col Sanders Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    So is there a news blackout in the City of Washington? No story at all about the armed robbery last week at the KFC?
  • by Nauti1 Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    This happened on Sunday night.
  • by La Guadalupana Tienda Mexicana on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    What 'county' was the store in? Are we still talking about the same 'country'??
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      by Tired on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:50 PM in reply to La Guadalupana Tienda Mexicana
      Pretty sure they're talking about this country. Ya know, the one that has been called "The Melting Pot".
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        by not any more on Dec 21, 2011 at 02:10 PM in reply to Tired
        This country is no longer a melting pot...where so many different races, creeds and social make-ups all "melt together" to form a nation undivided, that we used to know as America. Now, instead of a melting pot, its more of a salad bowl. Different races, cultures, creeds and nationalities all sucking the country dry of everything they can get, usually without working for it or without having any devotion to the American dream. Our grandparents came here and left their past behind them to devote their very being to the American dream. The majority of immigrants here (mostly the illegal ones) want American benefits, but their devotion remains in their own country and to their own customs. And until we as patriotic Americans, stand together and vote for someone who has the same love for our cultures and heritage and purge all of the liberal, bleeding heart suck ups out of DC, we will continue to spiral downward. This country is headed for a revolution. Probably not in the near future, but it is coming. And it wont necessarily be a bad thing.
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          by c-had on Dec 22, 2011 at 01:27 PM in reply to not any more
          To become American DOES NOT mean leaving ones culture.America's great success is derived from our diversity.Your great-great-great grandparents most certainly did not forget where they came from.How could you forget your homeland?Illegal immigrants are NOT eligible for benefits such as welfare,foodstamps,or state sponsered(taxpayers) prenatel care.So wtf are you talking about?Find another whipping boy,dummy.The major problem with our monetary system is the emergence of the global economy.I cant believe you people sometimes.*palms face*
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