MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are continuing to search for a man who robbed a Moncks Corner store and assaulted a clerk last weekend.
The incident happened on Sunday around 8 a.m. at the Family Dollar store on 608 North Highway 52. The victim said she had come into work to open the business when she saw a man pulling on the front door attempting to get inside.
According to the victim, she struggled to keep the door closed, but the suspect was able to open the door. Police say the suspect then grabbed the victim by her shirt and pushed her towards the safe.
The clerk said when she was not able to open the safe, the suspect told her if she did not open the safe, he was going to kill her with his gun which the victim believed was in a bag the suspect was carrying.
During the robbery, the victim said she fell to the ground as the victim pushed her around the store.
The suspect then ran out of the business through a back door.
Police spoke to a witness, a retired Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy, who said he and his wife were at the nearby Sunoco gas station when they heard a woman screaming in the area of the Family Dollar.
The witness said when he and his wife looked towards the store, they saw a woman being dragged into the business against her will. The witness then made his way way to the store as he was calling 911.
The witness told police when he got to the victim, she directed him towards the back of the store.
According to police, the witness chased the suspect and took out a gun and told him to get on the ground. The witness said the suspect continued to flee and ran to a wooded area behind an Applebees.
The victim described the suspect to police as a black male, between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, wearing a blue and white plaid shirt, dirty white tennis shoes and a light blue denim cap.
If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.