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Trio charged for armed robbery outside W. Ashley restaurant

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The Heads and Nelson.  (Source: CCDC) The Heads and Nelson. (Source: CCDC)
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Police arrested three people just hours after they allegedly committed an armed robbery in the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse over the weekend.

According to Charleston Police Department records, officers arrested 40-year-old Glen Head, his wife 39-year-old Michelle Head, and 35-year-old Marc Nelson early Saturday morning at a home on Castle Avenue, off Wappoo Road.

Court documents state the trio held up a man and a woman who were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot of the restaurant on Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said Glen Head and Marc Nelson approached the victims' vehicle.

According to the documents, Nelson beat the male victim with his fists during the robbery. He also told Head to go and "get the gun" from their vehicle, documents state.

The suspects did not actually have a gun Head retrieved a bat and used it to threaten the victims, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The female victim gave suspects a BB&T card, which was used to withdraw $200 in cash from two banks, court documents state.

The male victim suffered minor contusions to his head, according to investigators.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Michelle Head, investigators said.

Officers arrived on scene and began interviewing the victims and witnesses. One of the witnesses told the officers he knew the two suspects who committed the robbery and where they might be located.

A short time later, the officers saw the suspects' vehicle arrive at 811 Castle Avenue. The suspects were then taken into custody.

All three suspects face two counts of armed robbery. Nelson is also charged with first-degree assault and battery.

They are being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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