Police: Armed robbery suspect identified through Facebook

Shabaz Wise, 25, of Stuart Street

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department arrested a suspect in an armed that took place on Hazelwood Drive.

Shabaz Wise, 25, of Stuart Street, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Wise was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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Authorities say on Friday, May 13, the victim was sitting in his vehicle in the 1900 block of Hazelwood Drive when a man armed with a handgun approached the driver side of the vehicle. The gunman ordered the victim to unlock his vehicle.

After entering the front passenger side of the vehicle, the suspect stole the victim’s money, iPhone, Galaxy Note 4, Gucci glasses and Gucci belt. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

With the help of a friend, the victim identified the suspect through the suspect’s Facebook page and notified the police.


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