A Mount Pleasant cell phone store was robbed today by a woman armed with a handgun, police said.

About 5:20 p.m., a woman walked into the Cricket store at Sea Island Shopping Center on Ben Sawyer Boulevard, Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Greg Horton said. The woman brandished a small, silver-colored handgun and demanded money from the manager. The manager complied and the woman walked out of the store and turned right, witnesses told police. Police searched the area nearby without success.

The robber was described as a black woman, about 5 feet 3 inches tall, with a stocky build. She was wearing black jeans, a black T-shirt and had a black cooking apron on, Horton said.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Mount Pleasant police at 884-4176 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.