Charleston police have released a composite sketch of a man who is thought to have committed two robberies this week at a Bank of America ATM on Johns Island.
The first holdup at the 1822 Bohicket Road branch occurred about 11:30 p.m. Monday. A 20-year-old woman told police a man approached her car and demanded money after she withdrew $400 from the bank machine.
When her companion tried to get out of the car to confront the man, the stranger pulled out a sawed-off shotgun. The robber stuck the gun through the open car window and ordered the pair to drive off, according to a police report. They complied, and no one was injured.
A robber struck again on Thursday, this time targeting a 30-year-old man at 10:30 p.m. The victim told police a man in a black ski mask and black jacket stuck a shotgun through his car window as soon as he removed cash from the bank machine. "Let me get that," the robber told the victim, a police report said.
The robber grabbed his $200 payday and ran off into the woods, police said.
The robber was described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and between 150 and 200 pounds.
In the first robbery, when he exposed his face, the suspect was described as bald and clean-shaven. He wore a green beanie and a jacket.
The news release accompanying the sketch said the suspect was a black man in his mid-40s with medium skin tone.