Dustin J. Peurifoy

Dustin J. Peurifoy. Provided

A Simpsonville man has been linked to an armed robbery that occurred in broad daylight at a Mount Pleasant Harris Teeter pharmacy Sunday.

Dustin J. Peurifoy, 27, was taken into custody Monday by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office for incidents within their jurisdiction, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department. 

Peurifoy was later identified as the suspect in the Mount Pleasant robbery, which happened around 1:07 p.m. on Sunday at the Harris Teeter store at 1981 Riviera Drive, police said. 

"Investigators have active warrants for armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime for Peurifoy," police stated.

Investigators say Peurifoy approached the pharmacy, showed the clerk a gun in his waistband and left the store with an undisclosed amount of medication. 

Further information on the case was not immediately available. 

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.