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Suspect sought for assaulting, robbing woman outside downtown home

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are on the lookout for a man who attacked and robbed a woman outside her house in downtown Charleston.

On Wednesday night, Charleston police responded to Magazine Street in reference to a strong armed robbery.

The victim, a 24-year-old woman, said she was walking home when she saw a man, who appeared to be on the phone, behind her.

According to the victim, she felt nervous so she slowed down and allowed him to walk passed her.

Police say when the victim got to her driveway and stopped to get her keys out of her purse, the man confronted her, struck her on the head and grabbed her purse.

The victim said she kneed the suspect in the groin and pushed the suspect away as he pulled her purse off of her arm.

She said the suspect left the area on foot heading east on Magazine Street then turning right on Archdale Street.

The victim described the suspect as a black male, 5'5" and dressed in dark clothing.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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