Officers look for man suspected in two armed robberies

VIDEO: Officers look for man suspected in two armed robberies
(Source: Charleston Police)
(Source: Charleston Police)

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Authorities are looking for a man they say robbed two convenience stores at gunpoint within three hours/

Charleston police officers say the man is suspected of pointing a gun at a clerk in a Kwik Stop on Sam Rittenburg Boulevard Monday just after 10 p.m.

The man, who appeared to be in his 20s and was wearing a camouflage sweatshirt, blue shorts and flip-flops, was able to leave the business with $200 in cash, according to a report.

Less than three hours later, an officer was called to the Short Trip on the 2700 block of Ashley Phosphate Road after a suspect reportedly pulled a gun on a cashier and took two smoking pipes before driving off.

Officers believe it was the same man.

Security footage showed him drive up to the North Charleston store in a mid-2000s model Nissan Altima just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday,  He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue shorts and flip flops.

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