Charleston police release sketch of armed robbery suspect

Charleston police released this sketch of a man they say was involved in an armed robbery last week.

Charleston police released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect from an armed robbery last week and are asking for the public’s help to identify him.

Shortly before 11:15 p.m. Thursday, a 21-year-old man was walking on Henrietta Street near Elizabeth Street when two men approached him. One of the men had a gun and they took his cellphone and wallet, according to police.

Both suspects are described as black men between 18 and 23. One was about 5 feet 7 inches tall and the other about 6 feet. The sketch released is of one of the suspects, who is said to have large front teeth, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston dispatch at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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