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Man with pickax sought in robbery

September 23, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who was armed with a pickax early Wednesday when he robbed the ROCS convenience store off West King Street in Martinsburg.

West Virginia State Police Trooper P.S. Kennedy responded to 1619 W. King St. at 3:32 a.m. to investigate the armed robbery, according to a news release from 1st Sgt. E.D. Burnett.

The suspect took an undetermined amount of money and a carton of cigarettes that he demanded from a store clerk before he ran outside toward the back of the store, according to Burnett's release.  

Video surveillance revealed the robber as a white male, wearing khaki shorts, with a tattoo on the left side of his leg, according to Burnett. 

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The lower portion of the man's face was covered with a white bandanna and his head was concealed by the hood of a black Under Armour sweat shirt, according to Burnett's release.

Anyone with information about the robbery may contact Kennedy at 304-267-0002 or leave an anonymous e-mail at tips@wvstatepolice.com

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