Police looking for St. George man accused in gas station robbery

ST. GEORGE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities are on the lookout for 47-year-old Michael Addison, who is believed to be in the Charleston area, accused of robbing a gas station in St. George Sunday night.

The St. George Police Department have already arrested 48-year-old Georgia Mae Perry and are looking for Addison, who police say was identified as the man who robbed the BP gas station on 6118 W. Jim Bilton Boulevard.

On Sunday night, officers responded to the BP in reference to a robbery. Police were told the suspect was a black male wearing a blue hoodie jacket and blue jeans.

An employee at Southern's Inn told police they saw a small dark colored vehicle leaving their parking lot towards the BP gas station. The hotel employee said that the vehicle had been parked at the hotel's lot for about 15 to 30 minutes before departing.

A police report states that investigators were able to identify the suspect seen in video surveillance as Michael Addison.

Authorities say they then headed to Addison's home where officers saw a small black vehicle pull into the home and stop. Officers say when the police chief shined a light on the suspect's vehicle, the passenger got out and ran into the woods.

Investigators say they were unable to catch the suspect.

Perry, who was driving the vehicle, agreed to speak to police and confirmed that Addison was the man who robbed the gas station. Deputies say they found a cash register key and clothing used in the robbery inside the suspect's vehicle.

A police report states that Perry brought officers to Independent School Road where a cash register was found.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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