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Police investigate two robberies in Charleston

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police are investigating two unrelated robberies that took place in the city on Monday.

Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department said the first robbery occurred about 7 p.m. at the intersection of Watts Street and Crescent Road.

He said a pizza delivery driver had just made a delivery and had stopped at the intersection to check on his next delivery address when a man came up and demanded all the driver's money. Hazelett said the driver turned over his wallet and the man ran away.

The suspect is described as a white male with brown hair, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He had tattoos on his arms, Hazelett said.

The second robbery occurred at the intersection of Lewis and Shrewsbury streets at about 11:30 p.m.

Hazelett said a woman had just stopped at the intersection when a man came up, told her he had a gun and demanded all her money. Hazelett said the woman had her window down.

She turned over her money and the man ran away. He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and wearing dark-colored clothing.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Charleston Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.


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