Police nab suspect minutes after jewelry robbery

Charleston police officers inspect a suspect's belongings at Meeting and Market streets following a robbery at Charleston Jewelry on King Street.

Charleston Police say a man's plan to quickly change his clothes after robbing a jewelry store Thursday wasn't quick enough.

Officers nabbed the suspect within five to 10 minutes after he robbed John Gibson Antiques, said Charles Francis, public information officer.

Francis said the suspect pointed a gun at the employee inside, grabbed some jewelry and then took off toward Meeting Street around 10:15 a.m.

The suspect, who wore two layers of clothes, took off one layer, but that didn't fool officers who quickly saturated the area. Francis said officers saw a man matching the suspect's description running near Meeting Street. Officers captured the suspect at Meeting and Market streets, where they recovered the jewelry and a gun, Francis said.

Investigators charged Pierre Brisbane, 19, with armed robbery.

Read more details in tomorrow's Post and Courier.