Police: Citadel Mall strong arm robbery suspect in custody

Charleston Police say they now have a suspect in custody in reference to a strong arm robbery that occurred between acquaintances about 7:45 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at the Citadel Mall in West Ashley.

Officials issued a warrant for Tyshawn Niashay Brown, 32, of Dewsbury Lane in North Charleston on Monday. Just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, officials said Brown was in custody.

The incident occurred while the victim was walking out of a store in Citadel Mall. She was approached by a woman she knew; who spoke with the victim and then sprayed her in the face with pepper spray.

The victim fell to the ground and dropped her purse. Money fell out of her purse and the suspect picked up the money and left the scene.

The victim was transported to MUSC where she was treated and released.

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