Two convenience stores held up in Moncks Corner

Moncks Corner police reported two armed robberies in the last two weeks.

The most recent was about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Scotchman at 120 W. Main St. Employees said a man entered the store with his shirt over his mouth and nose and told a clerk to give him money or he would shoot her. He took money from the cash register, about $1,200 worth of Lotto scratch cards and two purses. Workers described him as a black man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, wearing a short-sleeved white shirt, gray sweat pants, green baseball cap and black tennis shoes.

The Corner Exxon at 101 N. Highway 52 was held up around 10:40 a.m. Oct. 13. The suspect implied he had a gun and took cash from the register. He was described as between 25 and 30 years old, 200 to 230 pounds and driving a black 2007 or 2008 Crown Victoria or Mercury Gran Marquis.

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