5 teens arrested in armed robbery in downtown Greenville


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Five teens have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery, according to Greenville Police.

Police say they robbed a couple on April 24 in the Central Business District.

The warrant says the suspects approached a man and woman who were sitting alone inside of Falls Park. 

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded their money and cell phone. The victims gave them their cellphones, $21 in cash and a debit card. 

The suspects then ran.

There was another attempted armed robbery on the same day, according to the report.

The warrant says the suspects approached a woman walking along the pedestrian bridge behind the Peace Center.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded her money and cell phone.

The woman said she didn’t have anything on her and the suspects ran.

The suspect range in age from 15 – 19 years old. They are:

β€’ Daquavious Harris Sweeney, 19
β€’ Tariq Sullivan, 18
β€’  Trequan Young, 18
β€’  Brian Massey, 16 (This juvenile is being charged as an adult)
β€’  A 15-year-old: Unnamed because he is a minor

Police say four of the suspects were arrested on Friday. Massey was arrested Monday morning.

Detectives say they were able to identify the suspects after they reviewed hours of video surveillance video.

They say GPD officers recognized the suspects after screenshots of the video were distributed by detectives.

Most of the suspects told detectives of their involvement in the robberies, according to the report.

Police say a 9mm handgun was also recovered and they think it was used in the crimes.

They also recovered stolen cell phones from the robberies, according to police.

The suspects face multiple charges including:

Armed Robbery


Possession of a Weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Police say Massey is being held pending a $30-thousand bond.

Sweeney, Sullivan, and Young are being held under no bond.

The 15-year-old is charged within the juvenile court and will be adjudicated through family court, according to the report.

City Council will have a second hearing in a couple of weeks for funding 10 additional officers for the police department. 

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