Cops: Chinese restaurant employee pistol-whipped during robbery

Cops: Chinese restaurant employee pistol-whipped during robbery

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating after an employee of a Chinese restaurant on Rivers Avenue was pistol-whipped during an armed robbery Monday night.

A police report states officers responded to Peking Gourmet at 5300 Rivers Avenue a little before 10:45 p.m. after receiving reports of an armed robbery.  When they arrived, the store employees said they'd just been robbed at gunpoint.  A 50-year-old man said the suspect hit him in the head with his black handgun.

Employees described the suspect as a black male appearing to be between 25 and 33 years old.  Employees said he stood between 5'7" and 5'10" tall and weighed about 175 pounds.  He was reportedly wearing a black shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black shirt over his face.

Police said the perpetrator made off with between $400 and $500 in cash.

According to the report, surveillance video did record the incident, but police were unable to access it Monday night.

If you have any information regarding the robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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