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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are searching for a man they say tried to rob a local Chuck ECheese restaurant.

Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the suspect came in the restaurant, located at 1775 Burning Tree Road.

Deputies say he pulled out a small handgun and took an employee into the kitchen area. Several other employees ran from the store.

Investigators say the man left the store without taking money or hurting anyone.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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