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Charleston police searching for suspect in TJ Maxx armed robbery

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators with the Charleston Police Department are searching for a suspect who robbed a department store in West Ashley. 

At 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to the TJ Maxx on 1812 Same Rittenberg Blvd. in reference to an armed robbery. 

Store employees said a male subject stole several pieces of merchandise. According to witnesses, the suspect was with two other people, a male and female subject. 

A store employee told police that when he attempted to stop the suspect from leaving, the suspect took out a knife. 

The suspect and the two other subjects then left the scene. 

Investigators believe the suspect was in a black Nissan and headed towards downtown Charleston. 

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