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Martinsburg man charged in robbery of Dollar General Store

October 24, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police arrested a 50-year-old man accused of robbing $200 from a Dollar General Store in Berkeley County on Tuesday evening about five hours after the incident, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday.

Wiley Mark Hill, who was apprehended at his residence at 820 E. Moler Ave., in Martinsburg, is charged with first-degree robbery, driving with a suspended license and two counts of battery, State Police Sgt. J.D. Burkhart said in a news release.

State Police Trooper T.W. Cook responded to the robbery at 3790 Hedgesville Road in Eagle Plaza  at 5:09 p.m., police said.

Police were told that the suspect was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, a blue Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses when he entered the Dollar General Store and used force to steal the cash from the register.

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A cashier and the store manager were shoved and both subjects were struck by the suspect, but neither suffered significant injuries, police said.

The manager was struck in the face while attempting to stop the suspect, police said.

Police learned that the suspect fled the scene traveling east on Hedgesville Road (W.Va. 9) toward Martinsburg in a green 1997 Dodge Caravan with West Virginia registration. They subsequently identified the suspect as Hill.

At the time of the arrest, Hill was driving the same vehicle that fled from the Dollar General Store, police said. The baseball cap and sunglasses that police believe the man wore during the robbery were in the truck and Hill also was wearing the same shirt and jeans described by the victims, police said.

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