Quantcast

Masked man wanted for armed robbery at Summerville gas station - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Masked man wanted for armed robbery at Summerville gas station

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Police have released images of a man who disguised himself and robbed a Summerville gas station clerk at gunpoint early Monday morning.

The armed robbery happened at Sonny's Citgo, on Trolley Road, just before 6 a.m., according to Summerville Police Department.

Police say that the store clerk was in the process of opening the store and was actually talking on the phone with her manager when she was approached by the perpetrator.

The clerk told police that as she was unlocking the door to the store, a masked man dressed in all black forced her away from the door at gunpoint and asked her how long the safe timer was.

The victim said that the man then told her he didn't want to kill her and escorted her inside.  Once inside, police say he forced the victim to open the register.  After retrieving the money, police say the burglar put the clerk inside of a storage room and left.

According to the report, the robber made out with approximately $250.

The victim told police that she believed the assailant was a black male, based on the way his voice sounded.  The clerk also said he was thinly built and stood about 5'7" to 5'9" tall.

Surveillance video from the store shows an older model dark-colored van pull in front of the store at 5:12 a.m. with its hazard lights on.  Police said the video shows a person, dressed in all black attire, exit the vehicle and peer into the convenience store for some time before getting back into the vehicle and driving away. 

The armed robbery happened about 30 minutes later.

If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Copyright WCSC 2011. All rights reserved.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    President Trump arrives in South Carolina to tour Florence damage

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-09-19 16:23:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)President Donald Trump is visiting the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>

    The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local):

    More >>
  • Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Charleston police looking for missing runaway teen

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:22:02 GMT
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)
    Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)Keyonna Felder was last seen Sept. 17 (Source: Charleston PD)

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>

    Charleston police are asking for the public's help to find a missing teenager.  Keyonna Latriece Felder, 16, was last seen at 1385 Ashley River Road in Apartment C on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. She was last seen by her mother on Sept. 11. 

    More >>
  • Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Army Corps grants final approval for Waterfront Park expansion

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-09-19 15:42:05 GMT
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)
    The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)The renovated park will have 400 more feet of space along the Riverwalk (Source: Lowe Construction)

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given the go-ahead for the planned expansion of Joe Riley Waterfront Park. DHEC and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management had already issued the state permits in May. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly