Police searching for suspect following strong armed robbery in Hanahan

Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Officers are searching for a suspect following an attempted strong armed robbery in Hanahan Tuesday night.

Police responded at approximately 8:02 p.m. to the Sedgefield Apartments on Willard Drive where the victim said he was walking home from a grocery store when he was approached by a man who had started following him, an incident report states.

He said the man followed him to the breezeway of the apartment where he suddenly demanded the victim's wallet. The victim told police he offered his wallet and screamed, "Don't kill me!" but that the man pointed a small handgun as if he were about to shoot.

Police say the victim then grabbed the gun and after a short scuffle the would-be robber fled on foot without having taken anything from the victim. The victim suffered a cut to his hand during the scuffle, the incident report states.

Police recovered one aluminum-cased live round in the area of the stairwell where the victim said the confrontation had taken place.

Hanahan and North Charleston Police and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office searched the area with K-9 units assisting, witnesses said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Hanahan Police at 843-747-5711 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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