Cops: CofC student robbed by man with knife on Meeting Street

DOWNTOWN (WCSC) - Police are searching for the man they say robbed a College of Charleston student early Tuesday morning with a knife.

The robbery occurred around 2 a.m. on John Street near Meeting Street.

According to the incident report, the victim was walking home when what the victim describes as a homeless person asked him for money. When the student pulled out his wallet to show the man he did not have any cash, he saw the suspect begin to pull a knife out of the jacket he was wearing.

After noticing the knife, the victim says he gave his wallet to the man and ran off.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket. He is approximately 5'09" - 5'10", weighing between 150 and 160 pounds, in his late 20's to early 30's, and has scruffy facial hair.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call Charleston Police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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