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W.Va. police looking for man who robbed 7-Eleven

February 27, 2008|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are looking for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven in the eastern Berkeley County community of Baker Heights on Monday night.

The white male took an undisclosed amount of money from a clerk after she was confronted by the man in the business at 2943 Charles Town Road about 10:40 p.m., according to West Virginia State Police.

The clerk gave the man cash from the register after he reached inside the red sweat shirt he was wearing and ordered her to give him all of the money in the machine, which he immediately approached upon entering the store, police said

The suspect might have parked a getaway car at the Subway restaurant across Charles Town Road from the convenience store, police said.

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Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tom Young, with the assistance of a department K-9, was able to track the robber across the street from 7-Eleven, then eastbound on Charles Town Road, police said.

An individual who matched the suspect's description was seen parking a car in the Subway parking lot, police said.

Police said the suspect also was wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans.

The suspect was described as being about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, with short brown hair and scruffy facial hair, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call West Virginia State Police at 304-267-0001.

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