N. Charleston credit union robbed

This surveillance camera image shows the man suspected of robbing the S.C. State Credit Union at 9:40 a.m. Thursday on 6750 Rivers Ave.

A man with long black hair or a wig robbed a North Charleston credit union Thursday morning.

The man entered the S.C. State Credit Union at 6750 Rivers Ave. at 9:40 a.m. and pointed a black handgun at employees.

The man ran out with an undisclosed amount of money. He was last seen running behind a nearby business, according to North Charleston police Capt. Scott Deckard.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet 1 inch tall, between the ages of 25 and 35. He wore a long-sleeve gray shirt, khaki pants and had either long hair or a wig, Deckard said.

North Charleston police immediately surrounded the credit union while a helicopter searched from the air. A dog team from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office tried to track the suspect behind a nearby business before the trail ran cold.

It's at least the third time S.C. State Credit Union was robbed since June 2008. It was last robbed in January. A North Charleston man was arrested and charged with bank robbery in that case.

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