Multiple police agencies were unable to find the suspect wanted in connection to the armed robbery of an Enmarket after a large search in the area of Trolley Line and Vaucluse roads on Thursday afternoon in Aiken. 

After a nearly three-hour search, law enforcement presence in the area returned to normal and the suspect remains at large, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety post. 

Police named Swiss Tyrone Council, 29, of Aiken as a suspect on Wednesday. 

Lt. Jennifer Hayes said the search began after a caller told officers they had seen the suspect in the area. 

When police arrived and located the suspect, he ran away. 

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the Aiken Bloodhound Team and the ATF Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement (RAGE) Unit were involved in Thursday's search.

Council is wanted for in connection to an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday at the Enmarket on Hampton Avenue and York Street, according to a release. During the robbery, the store clerk was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a camo jumpsuit and covering his face with a blue towel.  

Deputies describe Council as a black male who stands 5-foot-10 and weighs approximately 165 pounds. 

Council has previously been identified as a violent offender by Public Safety's Safe Communities program. 

Council should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Council is asked to call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-274-6372 or visit

Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the crime. 

Phone tip: Call toll free at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger