A man and a woman from North Charleston were arrested early Saturday on charges that they robbed a man of his wallet, green card and pants, according to an incident report.
John Walter Phillips, 37, and Michelle Leigh Riggin, 40, both of Whitcomb Drive, each face a count of strong-armed robbery. Phillips remained jailed Monday in lieu of $50,000 bail and Riggin in lieu of $30,000 bail.
The North Charleston Police Department was called just after midnight Saturday to the Broken Anchor Trailer Park at 7327 Stall Road.
There, a 39-year-old man told officers that a woman had forced her way into his home after he answered a knock on his door. A man then hit the resident's chest and knocked him to the floor, the report stated.
The duo stole the resident's wallet that contained about $420 in cash, his green card and his pants, then left in a gray sedan.
The victim and a witness said they had seen the two robbers before. That information led officers to a Days Inn at 2998 W. Montague Ave., where the police said they found Phillips and Riggin in a room with another man.
They were still wearing the same clothing that the victim had described to the police, according to the report, but both suspects denied any involvement with the robbery.
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Michelle Leigh Riggin, 40, of Whitcomb Drive in North Charleston faces a strong-armed robbery charge after police said he and a woman stole someone’s cash and pants.×
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