Police nab suspect in Mellow Mushroom parking lot robbery

Frederick Mouzone (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)
Frederick Mouzone (Source: Myrtle Beach Police)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After nine months of searching, a man has been arrested and charged for holding a woman at gunpoint and robbing her in the parking lot of Mellow Mushroom on 21st Avenue North.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Halloween night 2012. The woman was walking in the parking lot when the man pulled a gun on her and took her wallet, Myrtle Beach Police said.

According to the victim, the robber grabbed her cell phone, but then gave it back to her.

The suspect had a black hoodie pulled over his face at the time of the crime, according to police.

Investigators used K-9 Units to aid in the search for the suspect, and a witness to the incident joined the detectives in a nearby apartment complex in hopes of identifying the culprit.

On July 8. 46-year-old Frederick Douglas Mouzone of Lake City was arrested in Florence and transported to Myrtle Beach to face armed robbery charges.

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