Suspect sought in armed robbery at Johns Island gas station

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are looking for a suspect who robbed a gas station employee on Johns Island.

On Tuesday morning, police responded to the BP gas station on 1786 Main Rd. in reference to a strong armed robbery.

The victim, who is an employee at the gas station, said when she went to her car, a black male suspect wearing a blue sweatshirt pushed her against a wall, spun her around and pushed an unknown object to her stomach.

The suspect then took the victim's purse which contained her driver's license and debit card. The victim suffered from a scratch across her stomach from the incident.

A K-9 unit searched the area and discovered a red leather eye glasses case behind a warehouse building next to the gas station.

Video of the incident is expected to be released.

Authorities say there were several people at the gas station who may have witnessed the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 577-7434.

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