Police searching for 4 suspects in armed robbery in North Charleston

North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Police responded to a reported robbery at a convenience store in North Charleston on Tuesday morning.

Charleston County dispatch confirmed that police responded to the Tiger Mart on Rivers avenue at 4:43 a.m. on March 29.

According to the police report, the store clerk, Imad Mohtassem, and the second victim, Laith Khataibeh, spoke to police inside of the Tiger Mart and told them they had just been robbed by four black males wearing hoods and all possibly armed with handguns.

Surveillance footage from the store shows four black males approach the store, two wearing black hoods, one wearing a gray hood and one wearing a bright red hood. It appears that they were all wearing white, possibly latex gloves. The suspects grabbed Khataibeh who was in the parking lot and brought him in the store at gunpoint. One of the suspects went through his pockets while the other suspects went behind the counter and held the store clerk at gunpoint while they went through his pockets and the contents of the cash register.

The suspects got away with an unknown amount of cash from the register, $30 from Mohtassem (store clerk) and a blue nokia cell phone from Khataibeh. The suspects then ran out the store and across Rivers Avenue to the back of “King’s Bistro.”

The North Charleston Police Department is investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

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