3 teens accused of assaulting, robbing woman outside downtown home

A 78-year-old woman who was robbed and pushed to the ground by three assailants Sunday night appeared in court Monday.

Charleston police arrested three teenagers accused of pushing a 78-year-old woman down in front of her Beaufain Street home, stealing her purse and using her credit card to rack up charges.

Police charged 17-year-old Trevion Wigfall, 19-year-old Koebe Huger and 16-year-old Corwin Manigault with strong arm robbery. A magistrate set bail at $75,000 for all three teens.

Magistrate Kelley Young set an additional $10,000 bail for Wigfall and Huger on credit card fraud charges. All three teens were being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center Monday.

Police say the victim was walking to her home when the teens walked up behind her, pushed her down, and took her purse.

The victim, wearing bandages on her hands, also appeared in court Monday. She said she was afraid to talk publicly but said she felt bad for two of the suspects because she believes they were influenced by Wigfall.

The victim was able to identify the suspects' vehicle which led police to Meeting Street.

Police say the teens used her credit card at an ice cream shop then went to Wal-Mart and spent nearly $2,000 on her credit card.

Police say they found her card folded inside a cup from the ice cream shop that was inside the car.

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