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Police investigate 2 armed robberies within 6 hours

Police respond to an armed robbery at a Kangaroo gas station. Police respond to an armed robbery at a Kangaroo gas station.
Police respond to an armed robbery at a Kangaroo gas station. Police respond to an armed robbery at a Kangaroo gas station.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston and North Charleston police are investigating two gas station armed robberies that happened within six hours of each other.

The first happened Tuesday around 8:20 p.m. at the Kangaroo gas station located on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston.

According to the store clerk, two men came in the store demanding money. One suspect was armed with a 12-inch knife.  

Police say the suspects wanted her to open the register and asked if she could open the safe and drop box. The victim told the two men that she was unable to open either of the two.

The suspects were described as two black males between the ages of 25 and 35. One suspect was described as being 6'3" tall and the other 5'10'. No one was hurt in the crime.

Hours later, around 2 a.m. Wednesday, Charleston police say the Kangaroo gas station at the intersection of Wappoo Road and Highway 17 was robbed.

Officers say two suspects robbed the clerk and several customers inside the store at the time. Both robbers had their faces covered. One subject is approximately 5'11 and the other about 5'8. Both were dressed in all black. After the robbery the subjects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

So far, no arrests have been made in either case.  Right now, officers do not believe these two incidents are related.

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