Suspect in custody after armed robbery in Raleigh County

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SOPHIA, WV (WVNS)– A suspect is in custody after an armed robbery early Thursday morning on Jan. 23, 2020.

Officers tell us it happened at the GoMart on Robert C Byrd Dr. in Sophia around 8 a.m. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after, by officers with the Sophia Police Department.

Deputies said the suspects name will not be released, as he is a juvenile.

No injuries were reported. Officers recovered the money taken and hand gun used in the crime.

The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation. The suspect is currently being held at a juvenile detention center pending a hearing before a Circuit Court Judge.

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