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Leads sought in robberies

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads in two armed robberies that occurred on Monday, September 14, 2009.

The Sunoco on U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson was held up early Monday. Ancrum's bar on S.C. Highway 162 in Hollywood was held up Monday night.

A man walked into the Sunoco at 9488 Highway 78 just after midnight Monday wearing a gray jacket, blue pants, gloves and a face mask, according to the incident report.

He brandished a pocketknife and forced a clerk to give him $15 to $20 out of the cash register and a carton of cigarettes, according to the incident report. The clerk told a deputy the robber ran toward the KOA campground.

The suspect is described as a white male between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, with reddish hair sticking out of the back of the face mask. The store's video recording system was out of commission when the robbery occurred, according to the report.

A man and woman walked into Ancrum's at 6824 Highway 162 about 11 p.m. Monday wearing white plastic grocery bags over their heads with eyeholes cut out, according to that incident report.

The man ordered everyone down on the floor, then fired a black handgun toward a wall, according to the report.

The woman held out another plastic bag. The man ordered a woman to put her purse into the bag, and the bar owner put in $500 from the cash register, according to the report.

The pair then ran out of the bar. A witness told a deputy he saw a suspicious red Ford Explorer in the parking lot at the time.

Source: Post & Courier
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