Police investigate armed robbery of restaurant in Inwood

November 05, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police are looking for two men who were involved in an armed robbery Sunday night at Uncle Phil’s Restaurant in Inwood, W.Va., the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.

The robbery at 1681 Middleway Pike happened at 8:49 p.m., police said in a news release.

Police said both suspects were described as white males in their mid-20s who have medium builds and are between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall.

One of the suspects had brown hair and a slight beard and was wearing a blue zip-up jacket and jeans, police said.

The other suspect had dark hair, a dark complexion and was clean-shaven, police said. He was wearing a black, hooded sweat shirt and dark pants, police said.

Police were told the two men entered the business, confronted the owner, told him they were armed and were going to rob the restaurant, according to the news release.

“The owner was tackled to the ground by one of the suspects, while the other suspect searched the office for money,” Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. B.F. Hall said in the news release. “The two suspects then hit and kicked the owner several times while he was on the ground.”

A customer entered the establishment, at which point one of the two men took the customer’s wallet and left the restaurant on foot, police said.

The suspects fled behind the restaurant toward Cheshire Drive and took an undisclosed amount of money with them, police said.

Sheriff’s deputies who responded to investigate were unable to find the suspects and a search also was conducted by a K-9, police said.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to call Sgt. B.F. Hall at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

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