UPDATE: Description of suspect released after armed robbery

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5 p.m. UPDATE: BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) — Deputies are still looking for a suspect in connection to an armed robbery in Bluefield.

Detective Steven Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said they were called to the Dollar General on Maple Acres Road in Bluefield just after 9:00 a.m. He said the clerk told them a black man entered the store with what she believed to be a gun. She said the man was wearing dark blue jeans, a dark shirt, black shoes, and a black face mask with sunglasses. Sommers added they believe he is about 5’10” and weighs between 170 and 200 pounds.

Sommers said the suspect reportedly left the store and ran down the road that connects Blue Prince and Maple Acres.

“We were able to track him down Blue Prince Road back to Maple Acres and into the cemetery near White Oak Trailer Park, approximately 4.5 miles. The dogs ended up losing the track,” Sommers explained.

Sommers said the clerk was assaulted and put in the bathroom. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Sommers is asking people who live in the area to check their security camera for anything suspicious. If you have any information on the robbery, call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 487-8364.


BLUEFIELD, WV (WVNS) – Deputies are on scene of an armed robbery that happened at a Dollar General store in Bluefield, WV on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Mercer County Dispatchers told 59 News they received a call just after 9 a.m.

The incident happened at the Dollar General on Maple Acres Road. Investigators are being assisted by West Virginia State Police, and Bluefield Rescue.

No injuries were reported. As of 10:45 a.m. they were still on scene searching for a suspect at large.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at the organization’s website. Anonymous tips can also be left by using the P3 Tips App on any smart device.

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