W. Ashley man charged for armed robbery on bicycle

W. Ashley man charged for armed robbery on bicycle

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested a West Ashley man they say robbed a victim at gunpoint off Savannah Highway on Tuesday.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said officers arrested 22-year-old Cornelius Jenkins, of Byron Road and charged him with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Police said the victim was walking on Wateree Drive towards Wembley Drive Tuesday when Jenkins rode up behind him on a bicycle.  Investigators say Jenkins pulled out a handgun and robbed the victim of his money and cell phone.

Jenkins was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center, where he awaits a bond hearing.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Francis.

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