Police looking for men who robbed Buffalo Wild Wings in Martinsburg

February 19, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two masked males, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill in Martinsburg about 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

The robbers took an undetermined amount of cash from a safe in the restaurant at 796 Foxcroft Ave., after they initially confronted a business manager who was attempting to enter the building, police said.

Police have posted images of the suspects, who were filmed by the restaurant's security system, at www.martins

One suspect was said to be about 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build.

He was armed with a black handgun and was wearing a dark blue or black jacket with dark blue jeans, white sneakers and a dark ski mask, police said.

The second male also wore a dark ski mask and a dark blue or black jacket, light-colored pants or sweat pants and black sneakers, police said. He was carrying a blue backpack.


Police, who were alerted to the robbery at 8:02 a.m. by an automatic alarm, believe the robbers were waiting for the restaurant manager to arrive.

After being forced into the restaurant's business office to open the safe, the manager was kept occupied by one suspect while the other took the cash, police said. The robbers left the restaurant through the rear doors and fled on foot, at least initially, police said.

Though officers arrived at the restaurant four minutes after the alarm, a search of the immediate area for the suspects was unsuccessful. A K-9 unit was dispatched in an attempt to track the suspects, police said.

"We're still actually looking at some things, but that's all I've got right now," Martinsburg Police Department Detective Lt. G.B. Swartwood said Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information concerning the robbery or the identity of the suspects may call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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Video surveillance footage of the robbery is available at

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