Police search for man who used broken champagne bottle to rob West Ashley gas station

Charleston police say a man used a shard of glass from a champagne bottle that he shattered to rob a gas station on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard early this morning.

The suspect committed the armed robbery about 4:45 a.m. at the Sunoco at 1984 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in West Ashley.

The suspect is still at large. A witness described him as a 5-foot-6 black male, weighing about 145 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a gray short-sleeved shirt, dark jeans, sun glasses and a baseball hat. He was also unshaven.

If you have any information about this incident, call Crime Stoppers, 554-1111, or Charleston Police, 577-7434.

Reach Lauren Sausser at 937-5598.