$20,000 reward issued in case of 25 Asian restaurant robberies in Charleston area

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Remember story after story about Charleston-area Asian restaurants being robbed by a pair of men with covered faces wielding guns? Well there's now a $20,000 reward involved.

How's this phrase to give you an idea of the scope: "The S.C. Law Enforcement Division, FBI, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Colleton County Sheriff's Office, Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, Charleston Police Department, Folly Beach Police Department, Goose Creek Police Department, Holly Hill Police Department, Summerville Police Department, and Walterboro Police Department have formed a Joint Enforcement Team to investigate the string of crimes."

In all, authorities believe that 25 restaurants were robbed by the duo in six South Carolina counties.

To leave anonymous tip call (866) 472-8477, or e-mail asianrestaurantrobberies@sled.sc.gov

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