Dry cleaning robber still wanted in West Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police are still looking for the man who robbed Lyerly's Cleaners on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the suspect had a handgun and entered the business around 4:30 p.m.

Police and the SWAT team spent several hours Wednesday evening searching for the suspect.

Authorities say an officer spotted a man matching the robber's description riding a bike down Diana Street. The SWAT team truck rolled in, and members spent almost an hour searching inside the house.

They said the back door to the house was open, and the officer assumed the man was hiding.

They searched a home in the Maryville neighborhood, but were unable to locate the suspect.

A description of the suspect has not been released.

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