UPDATE: Suspected Joy Mart robber indicted

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — 2/13/2020 10:45 a.m. UPDATE: The man charged with robbing the Joy Mart in Bluefield was indicted.

Raymond Reed was indicted by a grand jury on armed robbery charges on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 for allegedly robbing the Joy Mart in Bluefield with a knife in January.

His arraignment is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in front of Judge Swope.

Stick with 59 News as this story continues to develop.


PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — 2/3/2020 5 p.m. UPDATE: The man accused of robbing the Joy Mart in Bluefield appeared in court.

Raymond Reed appeared for his preliminary hearing on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. He is accused of robbing the Joy Mart in Bluefield with a knife on January 25, 2020.

This is the second robbery to happen at that location within nearly a month apart. Detective Sergeant Kenneth Adams with Bluefield Police Department said there are several reasons why people are seeing crime happening at this store.

“It stays open late in the evening,” Adams explained. “It’s one of the few that actually stays open late in the evening. It’s the farthest away from the police department and it’s closest to the state line. So this store, for everyone looking to commit an armed robbery, it has everything you could want. It’s only got one clerk there.”

The case will be presented to a grand jury next week.


BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — 1/27/2020 4 p.m. UPDATE: Bluefield Police made an arrest in connection to a robbery at the local Joy Mart.

Police arrested Raymond Reed on Monday, January 27, 2020. Detective Adams told 59News Reed robbed the Joy Mart with a knife.

Reed is in the Southern Regional Jail.


BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — ORIGINAL STORY: Police are investigating an armed robbery in Mercer County.

Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow confirmed to 59 News the armed robbery happened Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Joy Mart, which is located on Bluefield Avenue. No one was hurt, but officers are still investigating.

Details are limited at this time, so stick with 59 News as this story continues to develop.

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