Armed men at large

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Police ask public to be on lookout

By Lisa King

Two armed men remain at large after holding up the Starting Gate food mart and Chevron station in Simpsonville Wednesday afternoon.

The two men, described as young Hispanic males, held up the clerk at the store shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

“They did pull a weapon on the clerk,” said Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice.

The two men got away with an undetermined amount of money and were last seen traveling toward Todds Point Road in a maroon SUV.

Rice urges the public to be on the lookout for the pair, but cautions people not to confront them if they are spotted, as they are to be considered armed and dangerous.

“Do not approach them,” he said. “Just contact me at the sheriff's office.”

If anyone has any information about the two men, call the sheriff's office at 633-4324.