Police investigating links between 2 convenience store armed robberies

Surveillance photo of suspect involved in Nov. 22 armed robbery at Circle K. Source: GCPD
Surveillance photo of suspect involved in Nov. 22 armed robbery at Circle K. Source: GCPD

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The Goose Creek Police Department is investigating two convenience store armed robberies that occurred earlier in the week.

According to a police report, the first incident occurred at Big T's, located at 402 St. James Avenue, around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.

Officers say the suspect entered the store and purchased a pack of cheese crackers. When the cashier opened the register, the suspect jumped over the counter and began to grab cash.

When the cashier and another employee attempted to stop the suspect, police say he reached into the waistband of his pants, acted as if he had a gun and said, "don't try it."

Both employees say they never saw an actual gun.

The suspect then left the store on foot, heading towards Kennington Drive.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male in his early 20's, approximately 6-feet-tall and weighing around 150-pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, a dark colored baseball hat and blue jeans.

Goose Creek police say another armed robbery occurred Thanksgiving night around 10:22 p.m. at Circle K Gas Station located at 100 Stephanie Drive.

According to a report, the suspect was purchasing gum when he leaned forward with his hands in his pockets and said, "don't make me use this, just give me all your money."

After receiving the money from the register, a witness says the suspect got into a black or blue BMW X-3 or X-5.

The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 6-feet-tall and very thin. The suspect had very crooked teeth and his lower jaw stuck out. He was wearing a black knit hat, a black leather jacket, blue jeans, and a red sweater.

Goose Creek police are investigating the similarities between the two incidents to determine if they involve the same suspect. If you have any information in regards to the two incidents, call CRIME STOPPERS at 843-554-1111.

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