Attempted robbery thwarted Tuesday

Staff Report

A female was transported to Sarah Bush Health Care Center with non-life threatening injuries after she was struck during an attempted robbery in the 1700 block of 11th Street Tuesday night.

In a press release issued by the Charleston Police Department, the victim, whose name has not been released, returned home to find a male in her driveway. The suspect reportedly is a 5-foot-10-inch white male with a slender build and 5 o’clock shadow wearing a red shirt and backwards-facing dark hat.

The confronting male attempted to rob her of her purse, but was unsuccessful, according to the press release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD at 217-345-8404 or message them through their Facebook page. Information can also be left by calling the Coles County Crime Stoppers at 866-345-8488.