Friday, September 27, 2013
A Mellard Drive man was walking along the sidewalk near Harbour Lake Drive when he was approached from behind by a suspect at about 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 7.
The suspect was described as a black male in a black hat, grey shirt, black pants, of slim build and about 6 feet tall, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office report.
The victim said he was walking back from the store and saw the subject cross the street from the area of Rosewood Apartments and stand along the fence line of Pine Harbour Apartments until the victim passed him.
He said the suspect began walking in front of him until they got past Pine Harbour and then the suspect kneeled down to tie his shoe, according to the report.
The victim walked past the suspect and a few seconds later the suspect pointed a palm-sized, black handgun at him and said he had five seconds to give up his wallet, according to the report.
The victim handed over his wallet, which contained $60 cash, a debit card, a credit card, Social Security card and a driver’s license.
The deputy patrolled the area but did not find the suspect. The deputy spoke with a security guard who said he saw the suspect before the incident.