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A man entered the Dollar General on Stonewall Jackson Boulevard where he brandished a gun and demanded cash just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

Investigators are trying to identify and locate the gunman.

A clerk told deputies she saw a man wearing a dark-colored hoodie and black pants come into the store.

She said the man demanded that she open the cash register while he held a gun wrapped in a bandana, the report states.

She told the man she couldn’t open the cash register drawer, so she called for a manager.

The manager told deputies that she heard the clerk call for her. As she walked out of her office, she saw a man yelling and holding a handgun demanding money.

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The manager opened the cash register drawer and dumped the money into a brown drawstring bag.

She told deputies the man then ran toward Kingsdown Road.

Investigators are asking the public to report any tips about this case to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers may remain anonymous.

In an unrelated matter, a Rowesville man reported at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday that someone stole his 2001 dark green Ford F-350 truck and the 16-foot red utility trailer that was attached.

The truck has a 7.3-liter diesel engine. The word “Lariat” is imprinted on both of the truck’s doors.

The truck also has a long bed fiberglass cover.

A sticker saying “Charleston Nine” is located on the left corner of the glass camper shell.

The truck also has a smoke-colored fender affixed to all four windows and a smoke-colored bug shield on the front bumper.

On the front bumper is a picture of an open Bible with the phrase, “When all else fails follow instructions,” the report states.

The stolen trailer has three white wheels and a black rear right wheel.

The value of the stolen property is $35,000.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 17 years.

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