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Man Charged with Punching Salvation Army Worker, Stealing Cash

Florissant Police said the woman recognized the man as someone who had picked up a co-worker at the store.

A man was charged in Tuesday’s robbery of a Salvation Army employee in Florissant.

The store clerk had closed the Salvation Army store at 17 Paddock Hills and walked to her car with a cash deposit bag containing $1,498. Florissant Police said she was approached by a man whom she believed was someone who had picked up a co-worker several times.

Police said the man, identified as Edward J. Mitchell, 24, of the 6000 block of Garfield Avenue in Berkeley, asked the woman for a ride. The woman allowed Mitchell into her car, but he told her to stop before she pulled off the parking lot and then grabbed the cash bag in her pocket, according to the report.

The woman grabbed the bag with both hands and Mitchell punched her in the face and ran off with the money, police said.

Mitchell was charged Tuesday with second-degree robbery. Bond was set at $35,000.

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