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Kanawha Deputies Investigating Reported Robbery, Kidnapping At 7-Eleven Near St. Albans

Reported: May. 16, 2014 9:26 AM EDT
Updated: May. 16, 2014 6:45 PM EDT
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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Kanawha sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating the report of a robbery and kidnapping from the parking lot area of the 7-Eleven at West Main Street and Coal River Road near St. Albans.

The manager reported he was taking the daytime deposit to the bank about 9 a.m. Friday and when he got into his car, he was confronted by a male wearing a black and green ski mask, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the manager said the suspect had a knife and forced him to drive to an isolated area along the Coal River on Strawberry Road, where he punched the manager and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office 304-357-0169 or the office’s website here




ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- Metro 911 said law enforcement officers are responding to a reported robbery that occurred near the 7-Eleven in West St. Albans.

An emergency dispatcher said it received a call about 9:20 a.m. Friday that a manager at the store located at West Main Street and Coal River Road went out to get in a vehicle to take the store's deposit to the bank and there was a masked robber in the back seat. The robber reportedly held a knife to his throat and made him drive away from the scene, eventually dropping him off on Coal River Road.

The manager reported the robber punched him in the face and held a knife to his throat, the dispatcher said.

Kanawha County sheriff's deputies and the West Virginia State Police were responding to the scene.



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