Man arrested for West Ashley armed robbery

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police say they arrested a Lincolnville man for a January armed robbery at a West Ashley apartment complex.

Benjamin Smalls, 23, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police say.

The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. at an Ashley River Road apartment complex, police say. The victim told police he had parked his vehicle in front of a building at Plantation Oaks Apartments and was walking to a friend's apartment when he was approached by two men.

One of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim's wallet and car keys, then left the scene in the victim's vehicle, police say.

Police are still trying to identify the second suspect in the robbery.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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