The incident happened on Thursday, March 17, at 3:57 a.m. at the Kangaroo on Clements Ferry Rd.
Investigators say at the store, the man placed a magazine into his backpack. A clerk asked him if he was going to pay for it and he said “no,” according to an incident report. He then asked to buy some cigars, and held a pocket knife in his hand. We’re told at that point, the suspect left the store. A short time later, he came back inside, attempting to walk around the back of the counter but then left the store. After the incident, he rode away on a bicycle.
He is described as an African-American man, standing at 5’7, between 160-170 pounds, with a full beard.
If you have any information, contact the City of Charleston Police Department’s On Duty Central Detective at 843-724-7200, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.