Another Mount Pleasant grocer robbed

MOUNT PLEASANT -- Police here are investigating their third grocery store robbery since late June.

Three men robbed the Piggly Wiggly at 1981 Riviera Drive about 10 p.m. Monday, according to an incident report released Tuesday.

Witnesses told police one of the suspects had a dark-colored revolver and another had an "auto Uzi." The men took the money at gunpoint and ran toward the Yamato nearby.

The suspects were not found. They are described as three black males between 20 and 25 years old, ranging from 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall. All were skinny. The suspects wore a red shirt, a white shirt and a black shirt. All wore dark, baggy paints and bandannas over their faces.

It was the first grocery store robbery since late last month, when police responded to two in four days.

The Harris Teeter at 2195 Tea Planter Lane was robbed about 11:30 p.m. June 26 by two black males. One of the suspects was described as a 6-footer; the other as about 5-foot-6.

The Food Lion at 697 Long Point Road was robbed about 9:15 p.m. June 24 by several men. The suspects were all described as black males between the ages of 20 and 25. One suspect was described as being about 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. No further descriptions were given for the other suspects.

Also, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery at the 17 North Roadside Kitchen that happened just outside Mount Pleasant city limits about 8:30 a.m. June 27.

Both suspects are described as about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. One had a blue bandanna, authorities said.

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