Suspect sought after woman forced to withdraw money at gunpoint

Published: Nov. 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2013 at 5:41 PM EST
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Surveillance pictures (Source: North Charleston Police Department)
Surveillance pictures (Source: North Charleston Police Department)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are looking for a suspect who climbed into a woman's car and forced her to withdraw money from an ATM while at gunpoint Friday night.

Police say a woman was getting in her car at Walmart on Dorchester Road just before 10 p.m. when a male suspect got in the car on the passenger side while armed with a gun. The suspect then ordered her to drive.

After finding the victim did not have cash in her purse, police say the suspect forced her to drive to South Carolina Federal Credit Union located at Dorchester Road and Ladson Road. The victim was then ordered to withdraw cash.

Officials say the suspect then told the victim to drive back to Walmart, where he jumped out of the vehicle near Chili's. The victim reported that the suspect was pointing a gun at her during the whole incident.

Authorities attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not found.

Authorities say surveillance video from Walmart showed that the suspect appeared to be a white male in his 30's to early 40's with a bald head, thin beard 5'11", 250 pounds and wearing an olive green long sleeve shirt with blue jeans and a white fishing style hat.

If you have any information on this incident, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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