Police arrested the man they said robbed a pedestrian in Charleston last week.

Brandon Rashard Cummings, 26, of Dewey Street, is charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

A man was walking home Aug. 1 near Congress Street when Cummings approached him with a handgun, according to police.

Cummings assaulted the man and robbed him of his money, police said.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

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