Police search for suspect in Mt. Pleasant armed robbery

Police search for suspect in Mt. Pleasant armed robbery

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery at a Mount Pleasant gas station this past weekend.

Mount Pleasant police say the robbery happened at the Sunoco gas station on 1515 Highway 17 North at 4:49 a.m.

The clerk said an unknown black male in his 20s with his face covered entered the business.

According to the clerk, as the suspect approached the gas station he made a hand gesture in the parking lot to someone before he entered the gas station.

Police say the suspect demanded money out of the cash register, and according to the victim, the suspect held up an object that was covered with a white bag and pointed at the clerk as if there was a gun under the bag.

The clerk told investigators that the suspect then fled the business on foot on Highway 17 towards I-526.

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