Charleston police searching for Hunley’s armed robbery suspect

This man is sought by Charleston police in the robbery early Sunday of Hunley’s Tavern on Savannah Highway.

Charleston police are searching for a man who robbed a West Ashley bar with a handgun.

The armed robbery occurred just before 1 a.m. Sunday at Hunley’s Tavern, located at 1750 Savannah Highway, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.

The suspect was last seen in the area of Savannah Highway and Wappoo Road. He is described as a black male between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-3, with a thick build, according to the release.

No other information has been released. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call dispatch at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Reach Melissa Boughton at 843-937-5594 or at Twitter.com/mboughtonPC.