**MEDIA ADVISORY** For Release: February 7, 2023
Charleston Police Announce Arrest of Two Suspects for Downtown Armed Robbery
Charleston, S.C. - Today, Charleston Police announced arrests in the downtown armed robbery of two victims.
De'Keyvies Kavontre Hamilton, 18, of Charleston, and a juvenile, 17, were taken into custody by CPD officers. Both were charged with two counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.
Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds said, “We are thankful no one was seriously injured, and the community can rest easy knowing the suspects are in custody. I want to recognize our officers' hard work and dedication, which led to these violent offenders' swift identification and apprehension."
On February 6, 2023, at 6:23 p.m., CPD officers responded to the intersection of Alberta Avenue/Piedmont Avenue for the report of an armed robbery. The two victims informed officers that they were walking in the area when they were approached by the two suspects, who pointed what appeared to be handguns at them and demanded their property. They complied with the demands, and the suspects ran away after obtaining about $300 cash, an iPhone, and various other items. They described the suspects as wearing dark clothing and black masks.
Additional CPD officers blanketed the area to search for the suspects when they observed two individuals matching the description. The suspects ran away from officers but were safely apprehended after a pursuit on foot.
The investigation is ongoing. We ask anyone with information to contact the on-duty CPD central detective at (843)743-7200. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous should contact Lowcountry Crime Stoppers at (843)554-1111.
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