Sheriff’s office investigating armed robbery at Abbeville Dollar General

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place in Abbeville on Wednesday. The incident occurred at the Dollar General on Highway 7 North around 9 p.m. when the Sheriff’s office received a call from the store to report the robbery.

Deputies arrived on the scene and spoke to employees who claimed three males came into the Dollar General and two of them had guns. The suspects demanded the employees open the register and an undetermined amount of money was taken. According to witnesses, one of the men fired a round in the air but no injuries were reported.

There is video surveillance of the incident, but the authorities are not releasing at this time. The Sheriff’s Department is working with surrounding agencies in an effort to identify the three suspects. If anyone has any information about the robbery they are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency.