Charleston police search for mugger

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CHARLESTON -- Charleston Police are investigating a report of an aggravated robbery.

It happened Monday in the 800 block of Van Buren Avenue. A woman reported she was approached by a college-aged black man with short hair and a clean shaven face, approximately 5'10" tall.

She says the man stepped in front of her as she was walking.  She says he claimed to have a gun and would shoot her if she didn't give him her money, which she did and he ran away to the east.  

Anyone who has information on this incident is urged to contact the Charleston Police Department at (217) 345-8422, or call Coles County Crime Stoppers at 866-345-8488.

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