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Store hit by armed robber

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

On Nov. 9 at about 6:50 p.m. a woman was closing a mobile phone store off St. James Avenue. Before she locked the door a black man with mustache and goatee, black pants, blue jacket and hoodie walked in and pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the clerk.

That’s according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The clerk went to the register, got cash and gave it to the subject, who walked out the front door and headed to the side of the building toward Old Mt. Holly Road, according to the report.

The subject got away with $1,693 in U.S. currency. The clerk listed the stolen money as six $100 bills, two $50 bills, forty-two $20 bills, eleven $10 bills, eight $5 bills and three $1 bills.

The manager responded and the surveillance video was reviewed.

The subject was seen wearing a white glove on his right hand while holding the pistol in his right hand, according to the report. He did not have a glove on his left hand, which he kept in his pocket throughout most of the incident.

A detected responded to the scene to investigate.

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