Investigators seek help to ID two men in separate strong-arm, armed robbery cases

The man police are looking for in connection with an armed robbery in the area of Hazelwood Drive on March 6. (Source: Charleston police department)
The man police are looking for in connection with an armed robbery in the area of Hazelwood Drive on March 6. (Source: Charleston police department)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are asking the public to help them identify a strong-arm robbery and armed robbery suspects.

Police say the strong-arm robbery happened at the Harris Teeter on the 1800 block of Sam Rittenberg Boulevard Saturday morning.

Employees say surveillance video showed two suspects conceal multiple bacon and salmon merchandise in their clothes.

According to police, when employees attempted to stop the two men, one of the suspects punched one of the employees in the back of the head.

The suspects were then seen leaving in a newer model SUV.

Witnesses identified the first suspect as a 50-year-old male, bald, and wearing a black jacket, black pants and white shoes. The other suspect was described as 50 years old as well, bald, and wearing a dark jacket and khaki pants.

The armed robbery happened on March 6 in the area of Hazelwood Drive and Jaywood Circle.

The two victims in this case said they were walking home when they were attacked by two male subjects.

One of the victims said after he was hit in the face with a pistol, the suspects stole his wallet and cell phone.

The victims described the first suspect as a black male, between 18 and 19 years old, having a skinny build, between 5'5" and 5'7", and wearing sweatpants, and had his hair in twists. The second suspect is described as a black male, 22 years old, between 5'5" and 5'7," with a slightly heavier build, and an afro. Both were last seen wearing dark clothing.

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

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