Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Charleston

By: Brooks Jarosz Email
By: Brooks Jarosz Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man was robbed at gunpoint near a shopping complex on Charleston's west side, according to police.

It happened Saturday evening about 6 p.m. not far from the Drug Emporium.

Detectives tell the 38-year-old victim was walking outside the Big Lots plaza and saw a man following him. That's when the victim says the suspect approached him under the bridge, pulled out a handgun and robbed the victim.

Police say the suspect went through the victim's pockets and stole a small amount of cash before running off.

Police are investigating and searching for a suspect. The suspect is described as a black man in his mid twenties, roughly six feet tall, 150 pounds and wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

If you have any information that could lead to an arrest call Charleston Police at 304-348-6480.

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