Two arrested in connection to jewelry theft from Downtown store

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) on Monday announced two arrests in connection to an alleged November 26 theft from a Downtown retailer.

CPD on Monday announced the arrests of Taylor Jean Nielsen (21) and Brianna Brinah Tovah Mount (24), charging Nielsen with grand larceny greater than $2,000 but less than $10,000 and Mount with shoplifting, less than $2,000.

According to CPD, Nielsen and Mount, along with one other suspect, were caught on video surveillance in the store the day that the rings were taken. A police report states that one of the girls can be seen trying on multiple rings, but never taking them off.

The stolen rings were worth close to $9,000 total.

On December 10, Nielson turned herself in and gave investigators the names of the other suspects. On December 15, Mount met with detectives and brought the ring, which she admitted to stealing.

Both Nielson and Mount are being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

The identity of the third suspect is known to investigators, but has not yet been released to the public.

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