Moundsville Police are searching for armed robbery suspect

Police in Moundsville are looking for an armed robbery suspect.

The incident took place around 9:30 on Monday night at the Loading Zone on 4th Street in Moundsville.

The clerk says the man came behind the counter with a knife. She was afraid and gave him the cash, and he then took off. She believes the robber was a white man, possibly in his 50s.

“He asked for the lottery money. He was given some money, and he demanded more, and the cashier hit the panic button,” said Sgt. Don Dewitt of the Moundsville Police Department.

Officers say the suspect dumped his green, plastic black mask, and black gloves just a few blocks away, and they are tracking down leads and testing DNA to the items.

If you have any information, you are urged to contact the Moundsville Police Department at (304) 845-1611 or our anonymous Crimebusters Tipline at 1-800-862-BUST.