Charleston police searching for man who attempted daytime robbery of woman

Charleston police released a sketch of this man, believed to have attempted to rob a woman Saturday afternoon.

Charleston police are searching for a man who they say attempted to rob a woman more than a week ago.

The woman was leaving a parking lot about 3 p.m. Nov. 28, on Gadsden Street when a man shoved her from behind, according to a Sunday media release from spokesman Charles Francis.

The woman fell to the ground and the man began assaulting her while trying to take a backpack she had on. She kicked the man in the groin and he fled the area, according to Francis.

The assailant is described as a white male in his 30s with a husky build and shaggy brown hair. He was wearing a black beanie cap and a red hooded sweatshirt with white letters on it.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call consolidated dispatch at 843-743-7200 and ask for on call Charleston police detective or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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