Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identification of an attempted robber, and deputies need the public’s help.
Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, the sheriff's office responded to an attempted armed robbery at the Tobacco Beer Outlet in Pope Plaza on North Main Street in Summerville.
Deputies say the suspect entered the business with a knife and demanded money from the owner. A scuffle followed and the suspect punched the victim several times in the face and caused two lacerations to his arm with the knife.
Deputies said the suspect then ran out of the back door of the business into a white van with a paper vehicle tag. The vehicle was last seen driving on North Main Street toward College Park Road.
The Sheriff’s Office is describing the suspect as a Caucasian male with a dark-colored beard. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, blue shorts and a two-toned hat. Deputies said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
If you have any information about the suspect or the vehicle involved, you are asked to contact Detective Corporal Anthony Carlo at (843)719-4764 or the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.