Thursday, June 18, 2009


Charleston, SC - Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Savannah Highway store.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, around 8:30 on Wednesday, June 17 deputies responded to the Dollar General store located at 6131 Savannah Highway after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

Witnesses said a man entered the store armed with a shotgun and demanded money.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, around 5’10” to 6’ tall, and approximately 160 pounds. He was said to be wearing a blue or black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a mask covering his face.

The suspect was able to leave the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Deputies are also investigating an armed robbery to a person that occurred 15 minutes before the other robbery at 5987 Highway 165, which is located near the Dollar General.

Later, a man matching the robber's description was seen at Thee Southern Belle and "was being unusually generous with one dollar bills," dance Amber Jean stated.

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