18-year-old armed robbery suspect surrenders

Miguel Shine

An 18-year-old man wanted for a robbery last month outside a North Romney Street apartment surrendered to Charleston police Tuesday on Trescott Street, police public information officer Charles Francis said.

Miguel Shine is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Francis said. Shine was being held at the Charleston County jail pending a bond hearing.

He is accused of being one of the robbers in a July 30th armed robbery during which the victim was stripped of his cell phone, car keys and his clothing before the robbers drove away in his car.

About 2:20 a.m. July 30, the 31-year-old victim was leaving an apartment on North Romney Street when he was confronted by five young men, four of which were brandishing handguns, according to a police report.

The robbers took the victim's phone and the keys to his 1992 Mercedes and ordered him to strip, the report said.

While he was wearing only a T-shirt and underwear, the robbers held a gun to the his head and ordered him to walk away. They drove away in his car. The victim described his assailants as black men between the ages of 15 and 22, about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. They all were wearing white T-shirts which they pulled over their faces and stretched over their hands, the report said.

The four other men involved in the robbery were still being sought, Francis said. The case remains under investigation.