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Man accused of injuring Ewa Beach store security guard in robbery is charged

Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a store robbery in Ewa Beach where a 61-year-old security guard sustained a fractured wrist when he reportedly attempted to stop him.

Jamal N. Brown was charged Wednesday with second-degree robbery and second-degree assault. His bail has been set at $20,000

Police said a suspect later identified as Brown was observed taking an unspecified item from Longs Drugs and leaving the store without paying for the item at about 10:40 p.m. Monday.

A security guard responded when Brown allegedly pushed him, causing the man to fall and sustain a fractured left wrist.

Police said Brown fled the scene but officers located him nearby and arrested him.

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