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DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police would like the public’s help locating a suspect in a robbery that happened early Sunday morning.

Detective Raquel Lopez with Denver police said a woman was walking at 5th & Washington around 1 a.m. when a man appeared and demanded her handbag at gunpoint.

“The suspect then struck the victim on the head with his handgun,” Lopez said in a statement. “As he fled eastbound on foot, he fired one gunshot.”

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s. He’s 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, has a thin build, dark complexion and thin moustache. He was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt over a black-and-white checkered flannel shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to


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