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Charleston man faces charge in Mimi’s robbery

By Staff reports

A Charleston man turned himself in Thursday afternoon, hours after police issued a warrant for his arrest for his alleged role in Tuesday evening’s robbery at Mimi’s gambling parlor on Patrick Street.

Brown, 55, of Charleston’s West Side, is charged for first-degree robbery.

“We are familiar with Mr. Brown,” said Lt. Steve Cooper Thursday morning. “There have been investigations in the past that he was a part of.”

Cooper said surveillance footage shows Brown entering Mimi’s with a surgical mask and showing a gun before demanding the clerk give him money.

“They figured it out pretty quick,” Cooper said.

Several people were in the parlor during the robbery. No injuries were reported.

Cooper said previous investigations with Brown were serious incidents. Because Brown is a felon and allegedly used a gun, he could face other charges later, Cooper said.

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