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UPDATE:

West Virginia state troopers say a man entered the Family Dollar on Route 3 in Glen Daniel, just before 10 Friday night.

Troopers say the man pulled out a gun and fired shots.  No one was injured.

But they say the man did get away with about $3,000 from a safe and from the register.  The terror the man created lasted three minutes.

Troopers released surveillance video on Saturday.  59News is told the man had a small caliber hand-gun.  He's described as a white male, about 5'8 to 5'10, wearing a camouflage jacket and pants, black boots, and gloves.

Troopers say a canine unit was at the scene and ran a trace on the suspect.  But it is believed the suspect may have taken off in a vehicle.  So they are looking for the man who robbed the store and possibly a driver.  You can call state police anonymously, if you have any information.

 


ORIGINAL STORY:

West Virginia State Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Family Dollar in Glen Daniel Friday night.

Raleigh County Deputies and Sophia City Police Officers are also assisting with the investigation.

Emergency Service dispatchers say the call came in around 10:00PM.

According to deputies shots were reportedly fired during the robbery.

A K-9 was on scene trying to track the suspect.

Deputies believe the suspect left in a car.

59News' Marques White was the first reporter on the scene.

Stay with 59News on-air and online as new details emerge.