Police: Two arrested after assault, robbery in downtown Charleston

Police: Two arrested after assault, robbery in downtown Charleston
Charleston Police are responding to a four-car crash in West Ashley. (Source: AP)
Akerele. (Photo Source: Charleston Police)
Akerele. (Photo Source: Charleston Police)
Smith. (Photo Source: Charleston Police)
Smith. (Photo Source: Charleston Police)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say they have arrested two suspects after a man was robbed and assaulted in downtown Charleston on Oct. 11.

Police believe Kayron Smith, 26, and Gabriel Akerele, 28, assaulted and robbed a ban on the 1000 block of King Street.

Witness-provided information lead to the arrests.

Smith and Akerele have been charged with strong arm robbery and first degree assault and battery. Smith was released on a $20,000 bond. Bond for Akerele has not been set.

A representative for the police department says the investigation is ongoing.

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