Two men charged in downtown Charleston robbery
Two Charleston men are accused of robbing another man at gunpoint Monday on the peninsula.
Cortez Jermaine Simmons, 22, of Mount Pleasant Street, and Reginald J. Rivers Jr., 21, of Boardman Road are charged with armed robbery. They are being held at the Charleston County jail.
A 41-year-old Goose Creek man told police he was sitting in his pickup truck on Hester Street at 11:40 a.m. when two men approached his vehicle. One man pulled out a revolver and ordered the victim to empty his pockets, police said.
After the victim handed over $700, the two men jumped in a Cadillac and drove off. The victim called police, who spotted the Cadillac at King and Lenox streets, according to an incident report.
Officers arrested Rivers, who was driving, while Simmons took off running, police said. Officers caught up with him on Mount Pleasant street and took him into custody. The victim then identified the suspects as the two men who robbed him, police said.