Suspects in Folly Beach armed robbery in custody

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD)-Two people are in custody following and armed robbery at Bert’s Market on Friday morning.

According to authorities around 5:40 a.m. Friday, Folly Beach police responded to reports of an armed robbery with shots fired, at Bert’s Market on East Ashley Avenue.

Police say the call came from an employee at the market. Authorities say a 9 millimeter semi-automatic was used during the incident. The suspects ran away from the scene with money.

The suspects are described as two black men wearing bags as masks.

A witness leaving the island called police reporting they saw a Kia SUV speeding away.

Folly Beach Public Safety was able to apprehend the suspects by using a license plate reading camera, store video footage and face-to-face interviews.

No injuries were reported in this incident.

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