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Robber wearing all black holds up Dollar General

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have released surveillance video of an armed robbery that shows a man forcing two clerks to the ground at a Dollar General store in Summerville on Saturday.

During the robbery, police say the suspect held a gun to the head of one of the victims.

According to investigators, a man entered the Dollar General located at 3868 Ladson Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday armed with a black automatic gun. Police say he forced two victims to get on the ground and crawl to the front doors of the store, where the suspect then made the female victim unlock the doors and turn the alarm off inside.

The suspect allegedly said he would shoot the female victim if the male victim didn't crawl faster. The male victim told investigators that the suspect held a gun to his head and said "I'm facing two murder charges and I don't care if it is two more."

The suspect told the female victim to open up the safe, according to a police report. The subject then placed the money in Dollar General shopping bags and told the victims to remain on the ground for 10 minutes before getting up. The female victim also stated that the suspect took her purse, which contained her car keys, check book, cell phone and $30.

The suspect is described as a black male and was wearing a black ski mask, black gloves and black jeans. He is about 6'3" and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds.

Two witnesses told officers that they saw two black males on Margaret Drive running from the direction of the Dollar General. They also stated that both of the subjects were dressed in all black and that one of the subjects took off his black shirt, wearing only a white tank top.

Moments later, near the apartments by Margaret Drive, the witnesses observed an older model green Ford Explorer speed by them. The vehicle drove passed the witnesses three times. Both witnesses stated that a black male subject, wearing an orange shirt yelled to the occupants inside the Explorer.

The subject entered the vehicle as the vehicle was leaving. Both witnesses stated that the Explorer drove back to the same location and the subject wearing the orange shirt exited the vehicle and the vehicle left the scene.

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