“I need you to open the safe,” man enters Mt Pleasant business asking for cash for sick niece

Suspect leaves with nothing.


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — An incident report is shedding light on a reported attempted robbery in Mount Pleasant, Tuesday morning.

According to Charleston County Dispatch, Mount Pleasant Police responded to the Circle K on Mathis Ferry Road at 3:31 a.m. on June 20 in reference to a “suspicious incident”.

We’re told a male entered the business asked a store employee for money from the safe.

“I need you to open the safe,” the suspect reportedly told the store clerk.

When speaking with investigators, the store employee said the suspect seemed like he was pleading or begging for the money. The suspect later told the employee that he needed the money for his niece in the hospital, according to an incident report.

The suspect did not have a weapon or threaten any employees but he wore a black hoodie, black pants, and held a rag over his mouth during the event.

The male then vanished, leaving the store towards Bowman Road.

According to dispatchers, the scene cleared by 4 a.m.

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