GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Goose Creek responded to reports of an armed robbery at a 7-11 convenience store on St. James Avenue early Tuesday morning.
According to Lt. Tom Hill with the Goose Creek Police Department, officers arrived at the scene at 4:22 a.m. and spoke to a victim who said he was outside of the store smoking a cigarette when he was approached by three black males wearing dark clothing.
The victim stated the suspects grabbed him and forced him back into the store where they held him at gunpoint and stole approximately $100 in cash from his register drawer.
After taking the cash, the victim said they demanded he opened a cigarette security cage where they proceeded to steal numerous cartons of cigarettes and a line of lottery tickets from the ticket dispenser.
The suspects then heard a vehicle pull up outside and fled the scene on foot towards Brandywine Apartments.
Lt. Hill said while responding to the scene, an officer witnessed a suspicious vehicle leaving Brandywine Apartments and attempted to catch up with the vehicle, but it sped away at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was involved in a traffic collision on US Hwy 52 near the N. Charleston city line. An incident report shows two suspects fled the vehicle on foot, and two others were apprehended at the scene of the collision.
This case is still under investigation and more information will be released at a later time.
Officers are currently attempting to obtain video footage of the armed robbery from store management. If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the two suspects that fled from the vehicle collision, please contact Investigator Tremblay with the Goose Creek Police Department at 843-863-5200 ext. 2463, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.