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Tobacco store robbed during power outage

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Deputies stand next to a knife and look for the robbery suspect. (July 31, 2012/FOX Carolina) Deputies stand next to a knife and look for the robbery suspect. (July 31, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a man robbed a tobacco store at knife-point Tuesday morning and fled on foot, but they have yet to find him.

Greenville County deputies said the Tobacco Jungle at 3113 White Horse Rd. was robbed about 9 a.m. by a white male armed with a knife.

FOX Carolina spoke with the clerk and a cook at the K & S restaurant next door who said the power was out at the time of the robbery.

Investigators at the scene were out searching for the suspect about 9:45 a.m. and had found a knife that may have been dropped by the suspect as he fled.

SLIDESHOW: Deputies search for robber during power outage

The suspect took money out of the register and fled on foot, running towards Big Lots, deputies said. Deputies' canine units went out to look for him.

The suspect had dark hair, was wearing jean shorts and a white T-shirt, deputies said.

About 10 a.m., power was still out along parts of White Horse Road, including some traffic lights. Duke Energy reported more than 1,100 customers in Greenville County were without power Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

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