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Man Arrested In Connection With Rand 7-Eleven Robbery

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jun. 17, 2014 10:47 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
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Armed Robbery
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Rand , Kanawha County , West Virginia

State Police said a man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of the 7-Eleven in Rand in which a suspect held a knife on a clerk and forced him to take money from the cash register.

James Edward Mccune Jr., 35, of Charleston is charged with first-degree armed robbery after the store was held up by a knife-wielding man about 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate.

The complaint said the clerk reported a white male wearing a red shirt and white hat walked in the store, held a knife against his arm and demanded money from the cash register. After about $245 was handed over, the suspect fled on foot from the store.

After reviewing surveillance video, an assistant manager of the store recognized the suspect and said she could show officers a house on Emory Avenue where she had spotted the male. Officers interviewed people at the home who said the suspect was wearing a red shirt and white hat and had indicated he was going to 7-Eleven.

The suspect was arrested at his address on Bayes Avenue in Charleston.




Metro 911 dispatchers say a man held up the 7-Eleven in Rand with a knife Tuesday evening.

Dispatchers said it happened about 10 p.m.

The man fled on foot.

Kanawha County deputies are investigating.



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