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W.Va. police recover truck after robbery

Two suspects sought

Two suspects sought

November 30, 1999

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? The Martinsburg Police Department on Friday recovered a vehicle taken during an armed robbery that occurred earlier in the day when a woman was forced into her home in the 600 block of West Virginia Avenue at gunpoint and left tied up in the basement.

The 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck was found at 4 p.m. on Fairfax Street, according to Detective S.F. Doyle of the Martinsburg Police Department.

The woman's wallet was taken as well, police said.

One of the two suspects was described as black, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build, and between 25 and 30 years old. He was wearing dark clothes, including a black hooded sweat shirt and a dark toboggan cap. His hair was unkempt and he possibly had a goatee, police said.

The second suspect was described as black, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a heavy build, and between 35 and 40 years old. He was wearing dark clothing including a black hooded sweat shirt and a dark toboggan cap. He was clean shaven, police said.

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The victim said both men had handguns.

Police said a short time after 10:55 a.m. robbery, two men captured on surveillance video trying to enter a Foxcroft Avenue bank branch had descriptions similar to the armed robbery suspects, police said.

Anyone with information about either incident may call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.

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