Police: Suspect robbed woman at gunpoint, then had her drive him around

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – Charleston police are looking for an armed robbery suspect they say robbed a woman at gunpoint at a Johns Island ATM and then forced her to drive him to another location.

According to Charleston police, the victim drove up to the Bank of America ATM located at 1822 Bohicket Road and withdrew $30 around 8:45 p.m. The victim told police that after taking out the cash, a man pointed the barrel of a dark colored pump action shot gun into the driver's side window and took the $30.

"He told me to give him the money. I kind of threw my hands up in the air, some of the money went outside of the car, some money went in," said the still shaken woman who asked us not to show her face.

The victim then said the suspect got into the back of her car and instructed her to drive to Winnsboro Lakes subdivision to a cul-de-sac at the end of High Meadows Street.

"I was scared something more was going to happen because there were not a whole lot of people around there. I didn't know whether he was going to shoot or not."

After arriving at the location, the suspect repeatedly asked the victim for her cell phone, which she did not have with her. The suspect then demanded she dump the contents of her purse into the front passenger seat. The suspect then took $3 and a pack of cigarettes from the purse and instructed her to unlock the back doors of the vehicle.

"He told me not to be stupid and get out of here, so I did."

The suspect got out of the car and the victim drove to a nearby fire station.

The suspect is described as a slender black male about 20 years old. The victim told police he is about 6'0" and was wearing a black face mask and a dark coat. He is wanted on armed robbery and kidnapping charges by Charleston police.

Charleston police say there isn't anything to link Monday night's armed robbery at this time, but it is the fourth at the same ATM in the last three months.

There were two armed robberies at the same ATM in December 2010. Police charged Stanley Bernard Frasier Jr., 21, with armed robbery in the Dec. 20 incident.

There was also an armed robbery at that location on Dec. 23, 2010. No arrests have been made in that robbery or one that happened on January 9.

If you have any information about the robberies at the ATM on Bohicket Road call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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