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Police looking for man who robbed gas station

October 20, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police in West Virginia are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a gas station early Sunday.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said a hooded man entered the Shell Station at Spring Mills at approximately 1:20 a.m., brandished a knife and demanded money and cartons of cigarettes. Deputies allege the man then forced the female clerk into a bathroom and told her to stay there.

About two minutes later, the woman exited the bathroom and called 911, according to deputies.

Deputies described the assailant as a slim, white man with short hair, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. The man was last seen wearing blue jeans, white sneakers and a black, hooded sweater, deputies said.

Deputies did not disclose the amount of money or cigarettes stolen during the robbery.

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