Man charged with armed robbery at West Ashley Publix

Ernell Simpson Jr. (Source: Cashbond)
Ernell Simpson Jr. (Source: Cashbond)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested one of three suspects accused of robbing a Publix grocery store in West Ashley on Sunday night.

The Charleston Police Department has charged 23-year-old Ernell Simpson Jr. with armed robbery for his role in the hold-up at the store at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Police say Simpson was already on probation for burglary at the time of the crime, which happened at 10:25 p.m Sunday.

He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

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