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Deputies searching for robber

January 16, 2003|by CANDICE BOSELY

INWOOD, W.Va. - Police released a surveillance video photograph of the "clean cut" man who robbed the Roc's Shell gas station on U.S. 11 in Pikeside Tuesday night by holding a small knife near a clerk's neck.

Investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said the man walked into the store just before 7 p.m., when no customers were on hand and one clerk was present.

He leaned across the counter and demanded money, said Sheriff Randy Smith. Smith said the robber, whom he described as being "clean cut," was wearing clean shoes and pressed khakis.

After the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber left the store.

A West Virginia State Police K-9 picked up a strong scent and tracked it to a spot where the robber may have gotten into a car, Smith said.

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Nobody has come forward saying they saw a car, and police do not know in which direction the robber left, police said.

The robber is described as a white man, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds, said Chief Deputy Kenneth Lemaster.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department at 304-267-7000 or Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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