Fayette County police are investigating an attempted robbery


    A convenience store in Fayette County was targeted by a robber Sunday, January 17, 2016, but in the end the suspect didn’t get away with any money.
    The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Oak Hill Police Department are investigating the attempted robbery at the Mountaineer Mart in Lochgelly.  Sheriff Steve Kessler says the incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. An off-duty officer was on the scene within minutes.  
    The victim told police that the suspect entered the store and demanded money, but the cashier refused to cooperate.  The robber threatened the cashier saying that he was armed, but the cashier still refused to comply until the suspect produced a firearm. The suspect then fled on foot.
     The suspect is described as a tall, skinny white male, approximately six feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and had his face covered with a light-colored mask of some kind. Police are currently patrolling the area. They have a K-9 Officer on scene assisting with the search. Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590.

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