Law enforcement is searching the area for a man who reportedly robbed the Approved Cash Advance store on York Street in the Reid's shopping center in Aiken.


The incident happened around 10 a.m. The suspect did have a handgun and left through the back of the business after taking an undisclosed amount of money, according to Aiken Public Safety spokesman Capt. Martin Sawyer. The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing and a camo scarf across his face.


A canine tracking unit is on the scene. It is unclear if the suspect left on foot or in a car.


Holoway Kemp, a witness at the scene, said as soon as "they saw the gun, they instantly went down on the ground."


Sawyer said police are reviewing surveillance video evidence.