North Charleston police searching for check cashing robbery suspect

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are looking for a man who robbed the First American Cash Advance on Ashley Phosphate Road Wednesday.

Officers say a black man wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and a "Boonie" hat entered the check cashing business while talking on his cell phone. He asked an employee about Western Union transactions, dropped off two Western Union slips and then produced a white bag, police said.

He then told the store clerk, "Give me the money. I don't want to hurt you."

The store clerk filled the bag with money from the cash register and the suspect ran from the building. The victim saw a blue Crown Victoria pull out of the parking lot shortly after the robbery, police said.

Surveillance video was not immediate available. The clerk told police at least $1,400 was missing from the cash drawer.

Police have not been able to identify the suspect.

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