CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston investigators say two West Ashley gas station armed robberies on Tuesday may be related and are asking for the public's help with information.
At 3:42 a.m., Charleston police officers responded to the Kangaroo gas station on 1805 Savannah Highway for an armed robbery. The clerk said around 3:39 a.m., a man entered the store and pointed a gun at her.
According to police, the suspect came behind the counter and forced the clerk to empty both registers while keeping the gun pointed at her.
The victim said the suspect continued to tell her to open the safe, but she replied that she did not have access to it. The suspect then had the victim place cigarettes in a bag from the store, and took off.
Then at 3:59 a.m., officers responded to the Kangaroo Express on 1141 Old Towne Rd for another armed robbery.
The store employee said at around 3:50 a.m. a male subject entered the store, took out a gun and demanded all the money in the cash register.
After getting cash, the suspect told the employee to get in the cooler at the rear of the store and not come out. Police describe the suspect as a black male, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and a black face mask.
If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or Consolidated Dispatch at 743-7200 and ask for the on-call CPD detective.