- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police say they have arrested suspects in San Francisco and Atlanta and charged them in the robbery of $700,000 of jewelry from a downtown store.

Authorities told media outlets that 35-year-old Charles Johnson of San Leandro, California, and 34-year-old Aquabeus Moore of Riverdale, Georgia, were charged this week with armed robbery.

Investigators say they found the van used in March 4 robbery of Demetre Jewelers, determined it was bought the day before in Georgia by someone with a fake driver’s license and tracked Johnson through a phone number given by the buyer.

The value of the 11 stolen Rolex watches and other jewelry was originally listed at $1 million, but police have revised the figure.

It wasn’t known if the suspects had lawyers.

Police say more arrests are possible.


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