A gunman who held up a Brink's armored car driver Saturday morning at the Citadel Mall made off with $5,000, and apparently ditched the getaway car nearby.
Charleston police need information about a red, 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier and the gunman, who was black, had dreadlocks and was about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. He wore blue jeans and a black T-shirt, a police report said.
The Brink's driver, a 28-year-old Summerville man, entered the mall about 11:10 a.m. at a service entrance near J.C. Penney to pick up a deposit. When he returned to his vehicle, the gunman was kneeling behind a car and said, "Freeze, Brink's security man," a police report said.
It said the driver heard the blast of a gun, dropped the money bag and ran inside for help. Another Brink's employee fell to the floor of the armored car for safety.
A bullet whizzed across the top of the driver's head, leaving a large but non-life-threatening cut.
The gunman was seen leaving as a passenger in the Cavalier, police said. They said that shortly afterward the car was found abandoned nearby at Samuel Grant Place. It did not have a license plate.
The Brink's driver was treated at Medical University Hospital. The security company could not be reached for comment Wednesday.