Image by Flickr user lanuiop Image by 20081215-armed-robbery.jpg Most certainly a posed shot.
ABC News 4 is reporting that armed robberies are way up from last year. Noting in Charleston that there have been 23 more recorded this year than this time last year.
On Friday, December 12, 11 people were held hostage at a North Charleston pawn shop, after an armed robbery was thwarted by police.
There's no knowing for sure what the cause is, but it seems hardly shocking that as people lose jobs and shelter that there will be more armed robberies.