MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $300,000 for a 49-year-old man accused in three armed robberies in Mount Pleasant.
Christian James Lose was in bond court Monday night where he faced three counts of armed robbery.
The charges stem from robberies at the Rite Aid on Highway 17, the BP Station on Coleman Boulevard and the CVS on South Shelmore according to Mount Pleasant PD inspector Chip Googe.
Lose was taken into custody without incident at 10:50 p.m. Sunday night after he was observed driving into Mount Pleasant across the Ravenel Bridge, Googe said.
The first incident happened on Friday at the CVS on 650 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard when someone dressed in black and wearing a mask entered the store and told an employee,"Empty your register. Do not hit any buttons or call anyone."
The victim said the suspect was holding what appeared to be an "orange colored weapon" in his right hand.
The second robbery occurred on Sunday at the Rite Aid on 1799 North Hwy 17.
The cashier said a man dressed in dark clothing and carrying a black bag approached and demanded money from the victim.
According to the victim, the suspect also had a gun hanging out of his jacket pocket.
Four hours later at the BP Gas Station on 650 Coleman Blvd, a man wearing dark clothing and a ski mask entered the store and demanded money.
A report states the suspect was armed with a gun.
Police say they received two Crime Stoppers tips which led to the identification of Lose as the suspect.