N. Charleston police investigating armed robbery at restaurant

N. Charleston police investigating armed robbery at restaurant

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police in North Charleston are searching for two men who robbed a Rivers Avenue restaurant Sunday night.

Police responded to the Captain D's in the 4000 block of Rivers Avenue where employees reported two armed men entered the restaurant and robbed them, an incident report states.

The manager told police one of the robbers ordered three of his employees to lay face down on the floor and threatened to shoot anyone who moved, while the other robber pointed a gun at the manager's head while he was ordered to open the safe.

Both suspects fled through the rear door of the restaurant with money from the safe, the report states.

Investigators believe the two men ran through a hole in the fence behind the restaurant to the area of an abandoned house nearby. Charleston Police K9 units tracked to that location where the trail ended, the report states. Police say the robbers may have left the area in a vehicle that may have been parked where the track stopped.

The employees say both men were approximately 6'2" tall, weighed approximately 200 pounds and both had black shirts covering their faces with eye-holes cut out.

Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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