Search for robbery suspect underway in Berkeley County

Tristan McGill, 17

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Authorities are inveestigating two separate armed robberies. According to the the Goose Creek Police Department, the incidents are believed to have been committed by the same person.

According to spokesman Tim Hill, the first incident took place at the Sunoco gas station on Redbank Road at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28.

We’re told during the robbery, three victims were approached while in their vehicle by the suspects, one of which was reported to be armed with a pistol. The suspects then stole the victims’ cell phones and pistol whipped one of the victims.

The second armed robbery was committed near 118 St. James Avenue at approximately 1 a.m. on Friday, January 27.

During the second armed robbery, the suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and then one of the suspects fired a gun in the direction of the victim. All victims escaped without injury.

Goose Creek Police arrested 18-year Dayon White. Goose Creek Police, along with Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit identitied another suspect, 17-year-old Tristan McGill. A K-9 unit tracked him to a wooded area near the intersection of US 52 and US 176. He was not located and remains at-large.

Witnesses on scene tell News 2 that helicopters have been circling the area near St. James Avenue since about 4 a.m. Blue lights and helicopters can be seen on Highway 52 near the Waffle House, according to another witness.

Dayon White is currently being held at the Berkeley County Detention Center.

If you have any information about the incident or the location of Tristan McGill, contact Investigator Dodson at 843-863-5200 Ext. 2337, Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111 or the Goose Creek Police Tip line at (843) 863-5210.

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