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DeShawn Heyward Arrested, After Man Witnesses Robbery On Skype

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Charleston Police Department
Charleston Police Department

A man was chatting with his girlfriend over Skype when he saw through his computer screen a masked man walk into his girlfriend's room brandishing a silver handgun.

The call dropped, and he quickly dialed 911. A suspect is now in custody in Charleston, S.C. Police are looking for two accomplices.

According to a Charleston Police Department report, three masked men -- two with handguns and one with a baseball bat -- entered a downtown Charleston home Monday morning and made off with six Macbook laptops, four cellphones, and around $200 in cash.

Three victims were assaulted and later treated at the scene by EMS, WCSC reported.

Shortly after, based on the victims' descriptions of their attackers, Charleston Police arrested one suspect.

DeShawn Heyward, 20, was charged with armed robbery, assault and battery, burglary, kidnapping, simple possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, ABCNews4 reported.

The remaining two suspects are described as black males, late to early 20's, medium build, and about 5-foot-10-inches tall.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects can call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that this incident took place in Charleston, N.C. It took place in Charleston, S.C.

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