Teen charged in James Island attempted armed robbery

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday in connection with an attempted armed robbery in James Island that occurred last week.

Charleston police say William Washington, 16, is charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

According to a release, Washington attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint on February 18 around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Commercial Row. When the victim refused to hand over her purse, Washington fled the scene.

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