North Charleston police investigate armed robbery at hotel

North Charleston police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Clarion Inn and Suites early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the inn at 3640 Dorchester Road shortly before 3 a.m., spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

The hotel’s clerk told police she saw a man’s reflection as he walked from the back hallway toward the front desk.

Once at the desk, the man pointed a pistol at the woman and demanded money, Pryor said.

The woman gave the man the money in the front register, and the man also took a safe from the hotel before fleeing the scene, Pryor said.

The woman locked herself in a room and called police, Pryor said.

The woman described the suspect as a black man, 5 foot, 8 inches, to 5 foot, 11 inches tall, between 20 and 30 years old, and wearing a black hoodie with writing on the front, possibly the word “South.”

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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