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Police: Woman arrested in strong arm robbery outside mall

Tyshawn Niashay Brown (Source: Charleston Police) Tyshawn Niashay Brown (Source: Charleston Police)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A North Charleston woman is in custody in connection with a strong arm robbery Friday night at Citadel Mall.

Police say Tyshawn Niashay Brown, 32, was arrested Monday.

The incident occurred while the victim was walking out of a store at Citadel Mall at approximately 7:45 p.m., according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis. Francis said the victim was approached by Brown, a woman she knew, who spoke to her then sprayed her in the face with pepper spray.

The victim fell to the ground and dropped her purse, causing money to fall out, police say. They say Brown picked up the money and left the scene.

The victim was transported to MUSC where she was treated and released.

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