JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at a Pizza Hut Tuesday night on James Island.
Deputies were dispatched to the Pizza Hut at 890 Folly Road shortly before 11 p.m. and upon arrival, one of the victim's told deputies that two black males wearing black clothing entered the restaurant through the front door.
According to one of the victims, the first suspect entered and pointed a handgun at him and told him to open the cash register, which he did. The other suspect then grabbed the cash while the first suspect kept the handgun pointed at him. He then demanded more money and that the safe be opened.
The victim told police that he advised both suspects that the safe was a on a time lock and could not be opened. He told police that he showed the suspects that he could not open the safe.
While the suspects were attempting to get the safe opened, another victim activated the store's silent alarm. The second suspect then made the victim get on his knees and demanded money from both victims. When it was discovered that neither victim had any money, both suspects ran out the back door.
According to police, the first suspect had a black semi-automatic handgun and was wearing white gloves. The suspect carrying the gun is described as a black male, approximately 5'10 and weighing 140 to 160 pounds. He was also wearing a doo rag on his head, which was pulled over half of his face with eye holes cut in the rag.
The second suspect is described as being 6'0" to 6'3" and weighing approximately 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt, black pants and a black two-piece face mask with "some type of gloves."