CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston police are investigating an armed robbery that happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday on Meeting Street in front of the Hampton Inn.
A 19-year-old College of Charleston student told police he was walking east on John Street by the Hampton Inn when a black male wearing blue jeans and a dark jacket came out from behind a brick wall and asked for money.
The victim said he didn't have any and pulled out his wallet to prove it. Police say that's when the suspect pulled out a knife. When the victim saw the weapon, he handed over his wallet which turned out to have about $30, and a debit card inside.
According to the police report the suspect ran through the parking lot on the west side of the visitor's center bus shed.
The suspect is described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5'10" and weighing 150-160 pounds and having scruffy facial hair.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Charleston Police at 843-577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.