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Authorities searching for armed robbery suspect
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The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed two people at gunpoint at a Springfield mobile home park Thursday afternoon.

A slender, black male wearing a ski mask and a blue hoodie-style sweatshirt walked into the leasing office at Quail Run Estates on Standard Lane shortly after 12 noon, according to the two female employees who were robbed.

The man pointed a silver handgun at them and demanded money, the women told ECSO investigators.

“The suspect took a purse and fled into a nearby wooded area,” said ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor. “Effingham County deputies searched the area throughout the day and continue to increase patrols in the area.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Effingham County Sheriff’s Office at 754-3449.