Chas. police searching for suspect in armed robbery

Charleston police are searching for this man accused of robbing the Kangaroo gas station at 1786 Main Road on Johns Island at gunpoint on Tuesday.

Charleston police officers are searching for a man they said robbed a Kangaroo gas station on Johns Island at gunpoint Tuesday night.

Officers were sent shortly after 11 p.m. to the gas station at 1786 Main Road concerning an armed robbery, an incident report states.

A 51-year-old clerk at the store told officers that he was outside handling old newspapers when a man walked up behind him and placed a pistol at his head.

The gunman forced the clerk to walk back into the store and place all of a register’s cash into a paper bag, according to the report. The man also stole 10 packs of Newport cigarettes before fleeing the store, police said.

Officers described the gunman as between 20 and 30, about 6 feet tall, wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and tube socks over his hands.

Anyone with information can call detectives at 720-3041 or email tuttlee@charleston-sc.gov.