CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery in Georgetown is facing charges in Charleston and North Charleston in connection with similar incidents, police say.
Charleston Police issued arrest warrants for Stanley D. Moultrie, 48, of Georgetown on Tuesday for armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.
Those charges are in connection with the Jan. 30 robbery at a store in Citadel Mall in which the suspect entered a store at around noon, asked to try on a pair of shoes, then pulled a knife and demanded money from the victim. That victim told police the suspect left the store with money and a shoe from one of the shoe racks. Police executed a search warrant at Moultrie's home and recovered evidence linking him to the robbery.
The investigation, led by Charleston Police Det. Dan English, revealed other armed robberies reported in Georgetown and Myrtle Beach and a match between the description of the vehicle used in the robberies in Charleston and Georgetown, Francis said.
The newest charges come on the same day North Charleston Police announced they would file charges of armed robbery, second-degree assault, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime against Moultrie in a Jan. 14 robbery at a Northwoods Mall store. The victim in that robbery identified Moultrie as the suspect from a photo lineup, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.
The victim in that incident told police that a man walked into her store shortly before noon on Jan. 14 and inquired about an item for his niece. After asking a few questions, the man left, but returned a short time later. The victim said the man grabbed her by the arm and put a knife to her, ordering her to give him money from the cash registers. The robber then forced her to open the safe in the backroom, which included nothing value for the suspect, the incident report states.
The victim said the robber then forced her to remove her shirt and bra, then grabbed her pants and looked down her pants before leaving the store with the money from the register.
Georgetown police arrested Moultrie without incident on Saturday and was being held in the Georgetown County Jail.