Armed robbery suspect eludes police after manhunt in Florence

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Police are still looking for the man who robbed someone at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in the 300 block of S. McQueen Street in Florence, according to Lieutenant Mike Brandt with the Florence police.

Brandt says officers were notified about the reported armed robbery at around 1:30 p.m. and searched the area, with help from Florence County Sheriff’s Office canines, but were not able to find the robber.

Several people who live on McQueen Street contacted us with concerns, saying several police officers were canvassing the community.

The robber was reportedly armed with a handgun and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black shirt and khaki pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florence Police Department at 843-665-3191 or Crime Stoppers (1-888-CRIMESC / 1-888-274-6372).

We will bring you more information when it's made available to us.

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