Police release pictures of car involved in downtown robbery

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department has released pictures of a car believed to be involved in a strong armed robbery at a parking lot in downtown.

On Jan. 24, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., a restaurant employee was getting in his car when the suspect, armed with a stun gun, demanded the victim's property.

After the victim handed over his property, the suspect was seen by witnesses entering a silver or champagne in color 4-door vehicle.

Police say the suspects' vehicle was parked at State and Linguard streets before the robbery took place and was seen driving up as the robbery occurred.  According to investigators, the suspect entered the vehicle which then took off.

Authorities say the suspects' vehicle is believed to be a 2000 to 2005 Ford Focus. Police spokesman Charles Francis said that the vehicle and the suspects are believed to frequent the market area.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10", slender to medium build, younger looking with a goatee that hangs just below the chin and wearing black baggy clothing.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in the robbery.

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

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