Charleston police are looking for suspects in a Saturday robbery in which two men were stabbed at Huger and Meeting streets.
Christopher Edmonds, 35, told police he and 33-year-old Steven Cloninger were walking on a dirt path beneath an Interstate 26 overpass when two men approached them at 5:24 p.m. and asked to borrow a lighter. When Edmonds grabbed a lighter from his pocket, he unintentionally removed $135 in cash as well, a police report states.
One of the strangers pulled out a knife and stabbed Edmonds in the abdomen. Cloninger tried to intervene and was stabbed in the abdomen as well, according to a police report.
The man with the knife grabbed the money and ran off with his companion, police said.
Edmonds and Cloninger were transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment, police said. Their wounds were not considered life-threatening, police public information officer Charles Francis said.
The man with the knife was described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 40 to 50 years old. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a black shirt. The other suspect is black, 40 to 50 years old and wore dirty khaki pants and a white shirt.