Police release sketch of ATM robberies suspect

Charleston Police have released this composite sketch of the suspect in the armed robberies at the Bank of America ATM at 1822 Bohicket Road on Monday and Thursday.

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.