Car trouble landed a James Island man behind bars, accused this morning of robbing a Kangaroo gas station on Folly Road, Charleston County sheriff’s deputies said.
Chase Hill, 29 of 1056 Pauline Avenue, is charged with armed robbery in connection with the incident, Sheriff’s Maj. Jim Brady said.
Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Kangaroo gas station, 897 Folly Road, about 2:30 a.m., an incident report states.
The store’s clerk told deputies that a man entered the gas station wearing a hoodie over his head.
The clerk started to tell the man that he wasn’t dressed appropriately to be inside the store, but the man lifted the bottom of the hoodie and exposed a handgun, Brady said.
The man demanded that the clerk open the store’s register and stole money from the drawer, Brady said. The robber then ran from the store toward Folly Road, he said.
A K-9 unit tracked the man to West Madison Avenue, where deputies believe he then got into a vehicle.
About an hour after the gas station was robbed, Charleston police officers stopped to assist a disabled 1998 Ford Windstar van on the Stono River Bridge, Brady said.
The van’s driver, who was nervously sweating, matched the description of the robber, Brady said. Officers also found $33 in cash on the van’s front seat, according to an incident report.
Hill was placed under arrest and held at the Charleston County jail, Brady said.