CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police have identified the vehicle used by a suspect in two recent armed robberies and are asking for the public's help locating the car and the suspect.
Investigators say a four-door champagne or gold Chevy Impala with tinted windows was used by a man sought for two armed robberies earlier this month.
Police say the first robbery occurred Feb. 19 when the suspect approached a victim who was coming from a gated dumpster area in Berkshire Apartments on Ashley Crossing Lane. The suspect told the victim to "Give me everything you got."
According to police, the suspect reached into the victim's pockets and stole cash and a cellular phone., then fled the scene in a Chevrolet Impala.
The next day, the suspect allegedly approached a second victim while he was parking his car inside his garage on Thunder Trail. The suspect opened the passenger side door and pointed a .38 blued revolver at the victim and stated, "Give me your money!"
The victim gave the suspect his money clip and the suspect yelled, "Give me more!" The suspect also rummaged through the victim's glove box and took additional money from the victim, police say. The suspect then fled the scene in a Chevy Impala.
The suspect is described as a black male between 20 to 25 years old with a gold "grill" on his upper teeth. He is 5'8" to 5'10" with a medium to lean build and weighs 175 to 185 pounds .
In the first robbery, he was seen wearing a white T-shirt, black zip hoody with pockets and his hair was cut as a tall flat top with the sides "scooped" out like an "anvil."
Anyone with information regarding these incidents, the suspect's descriptions or the vehicle, can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or Charleston Police at 577-7434.