Police want to speak to a man who apparently found and returned one of the cell phones taken in the armed holdup last week of a church choir at practice.
The man, who may be able to help investigators solve the robbery, may be named "Raoul," Goose Creek police Capt. John Grainger said Tuesday.
On Jan. 18, a man with a rifle or shotgun threatened nine members of the St. James United Methodist Church during an evening choir practice in the church sanctuary. The robber departed the 512 St. James Ave. church with an unknown amount of cash, plus purses, wallets, cell phones and other items, police said.
A manhunt aided by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office personnel and tracking dogs failed to find the robber, who was last seen on foot.
Grainger said that on Jan. 19, an individual named "Raoul" located a red in color Samsung phone belonging to one of the robbery victims, and returned the phone to the victim. Grainger said police are asking that "Raoul" contact Investigator Nicholas Powell at 843-863-5200 ext. 356 to provide any additional information.
The robber, who reportedly had "Gullah like" speech was described as black, 20 to 50 years old, and between 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall.