Man accused of 3 Mt. Pleasant armed robberies charged in 3 more Charleston robbery cases

Christian Lose (Al Cannon Detention Center).jpg
Christian Lose (Al Cannon Detention Center)

A man arrested recently for suspicion of robbing three Mount Pleasant businesses has been charged in connection to three more robberies in Charleston.

Charleston Police announced Tuesday they are charging Christian Lose, 49, with two counts of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, and three counts of weapon possession during a violent crime.

Lose was arrested Sunday by Mount Pleasant Police, accused of robbing a CVS and Rite-Aid drug stores and a BP gas station east of the Cooper over the weekend.

Charleston Police now say they believe Lose attempted to rob a West Ashley gas station and drug store, and a James Island gas station during the same time frame.

First, CPD investigators say they suspect Lose was the culprit when an armed gunman entered Murphy's Gas Station on West Ashley Circle about 5 p.m. Saturday, and demanded money from the cash register. A clerk refused to open the register, and the suspect fled without getting any money.

Police say a man robbed a Rite-Aid on Ashley River Road about an hour later, and a Sunoco at on Folly Road the next day.

A judge set Lose's bond Monday at $300,000 in connection to the Mount Pleasant armed robberies -- one at the CVS on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, a second at the Rite-Aid on Highway 17, and a third at the BP Station on Coleman Boulevard.