Charleston police searching for suspect in strong armed robbery
Charleston police officers are searching for a man who stole a woman’s purse in a strong armed robbery.
Officers on Tuesday were dispatched to BP gas station, 1786 Main Road, in connection with a strong armed robbery shortly before 11 a.m., an incident report states.
A 38-year-old store employee told police that a man pushed her against a wall when she stepped outside of the business to walk to her car.
The man poked the woman in the stomach with an unknown object and stole her leather purse, which contained a driver’s license and debit card, police said.
The woman received a scratch on her stomach in the incident and was treated by paramedics, an incident report states.
K-9 units searched the area, but no suspects were found, police said.
Officers did find an eyeglass case, which was placed into evidence, according to the report.
Video surveillance was pulled from the store, police said.
Several people were at the gas station and may have witnessed the incident, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Anyone with information can call the Charleston Police Department at 577-7434.