Camden, SC (WLTX) - Camden police say the 80-year-old owner of a laundromat in Camden was able to scare off a robber wearing a Halloween mask by firing his gun.

The great-grandfather says he was sitting in his store Wednesday afternoon when the suspect entered the store. An incident report states the robber was wearing a mask from the movie "Scream" and all black.

Police say the suspect. who was armed with a gun, demanded a cash box. The owner said the suspect could take the box, which he did, and ran out of the store.

However, the owner followed picked up his .25 pistol, followed the suspect out of the store, and fired one round into the air. That started the suspect, who dropped the box and ran into a nearby vehicle, which then left the scene.

The car is described as a pea green Nissan or Toyota.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to 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.