A man partially covering his face with a T-shirt and wielding a handgun walked into Domino's Pizza in the Camellia Plaza near Thomson and robbed the manager of an undisclosed amount of cash on Monday night.
No one was injured during the robbery, which occurred about 9:20 p.m., according to McDuffie County Sheriff's Department Deputy Al Reeves, the first lawman to arrive on the scene.
The robber was described as a light-colored black male, standing about 5-8 and weighing between 165 and 175 pounds, Deputy Reeves said. He last was seen running towards the back of the business near Noble Street.
Deputies Bret Bentley and Marc Coy responded and began patrolling the area in search of the suspect. Their efforts were to no avail.
Sheriff Logan Marshall, along with Investigator Larry Adaway, also came to the scene. After talking with the manager on duty, Investigator Adaway dusted the door and other areas of the business for possible fingerprints.
It marks the second reported armed robbery of a business on Washington Road since Christmas Eve. A heavy-set man, also described as black, walked inside the Scottish Inn, produced a gun and threatened to shoot the clerk if he wasn't given money. The clerk backed away and the man fled out the door without any money.
Local authorities still are searching for leads in that case, too.
Anyone with information concerning either of these crimes should contact the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department at 706-595-2141.