Investigators respond to 2 armed robberies in same area of West Ashley

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three people responsible for a pair of armed robberies in the West Ashley area Sunday.

Both incidents happened near in 1700 block of Ashley River Road, Charleston County Sheriff’s Capt. Roger Antonio said.

In the first incident, just before noon, two men who were sitting in a parked vehicle were robbed.

Several minutes later, a man was robbed while walking in the same area very close to where the first incident was reported, Antonio said.

There were no injuries in either incident.

The Charleston Police Department initially responded to the second incident, but the sheriff’s office also responded because investigators believe the two incidents are likely related.

Deputies believe a total of three men are involved and that they fled the area in a vehicle.

Suspect and vehicle descriptions have not yet been released.

Antonio said deputies have increased patrols in the area and continue to investigate.

Anyone with information in either incident is asked to call dispatch at 843-743-7200.

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