Two men robbed a Dollar General in McClellanville at gunpoint Thursday.

Store employees told Charleston County deputies two men approached them as they prepared to leave shortly before 10:30 p.m. and forced them back into the store.

The suspects demanded that a manager open a safe. When employees told the men the safe was on a time release, the men then grabbed three register tills and fled the scene on foot, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Jim Brady said.

The store’s employees did not know how much money was taken.

A K-9 located a trail leading to Highway 17 North, where Brady said the suspects may have fled in a vehicle.

Both suspects were described as black men between the ages of 20 and 25. The men were about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighed about 175 pounds.

One suspect wore dark clothing and a white bandanna over his face. The other suspect wore a red and black shirt, black pants and a black cloth over his face.

Both suspects had black semi-automatic weapons, Brady said.

Anyone with information should call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.