North Charleston police identify suspect in home invasion

Samuel Coardes is wanted for an early morning home invasion in North Charleston.

North Charleston police are looking for a man in connection with a home invasion early this morning.

Police responded to 1960 Pine Forest Drive in St. Charles Place about 1 a.m., spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

The victim told officers she was in bed with her daughter when someone knocked on the front door. She heard a male voice that she thought belonged to her boyfriend. When she unlocked the dead bolt, several black males forced their way inside, Pryor said.

A suspect with a handgun grabbed her by the hair and asked her where the money was. The victim told the men her boyfriend had his money with him but they kept ransacking the home, Pryor said.

The men fled the scene. The victim wasn't sure whether they took anything.

Pryor said they have identified the man with the gun. Investigators have charged Samuel Coardes, 22, of North Charleston with attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and assault in the first degree.

Anyone with information about Coardes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.