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Robbery, kidnapping suspect arrested

  • Sunday, December 29, 2013

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A Pawleys Island man has been arrested in connection with a kidnapping and robbery that Georgetown police have been investigating.
Willie Edwards, 33, is charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, resisting arrest, kidnapping and carjacking.
Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown says the incident began the night of Dec. 23 in the 100 block of Orange Street approached the male victim and produced a handgun.
“The subject got into the back seat of the victim’s car and demanded money. The victim drove the subject to the ATM at Wells Fargo Bank on Front Street and the victim withdrew money out of the ATM machine and gave it to the suspect,” Brown said.
The suspect then told the victim to drive back down Front Street toward Orange Street.
“The victim jumped out of the vehicle and the subject fled on foot when the vehicle came to a stop,” said Brown.
Photos from the ATM machine were released by police which helped lead to Edward's arrest.
He remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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