Charleston police have arrested a suspect in a theft that was reported on the peninsula earlier this year.

To offer tips

Anyone with more information about the robbery can call Charleston County's Consolidated Dispatch Center at 743-7200 and ask for the on-call central detective. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Jamal Rashard Rollerson, 22, of Gordon Street, is being held at the Charleston County jail on a strong-arm robbery charge, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

The alleged robbery occurred around 11:45 p.m. Jan. 4 near Chalmers and State streets, he said.

According to an incident report, the victim was headed to a nearby parking lot when he was approached by two men and told to hand over all his belongings. The robbers ran away with the man's iPhone and a bag he was carrying, police said.

Charleston police are still searching for a second suspect in the case.

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