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UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect taken into custody

UPDATE: A Wheeling man has been taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Wheeling Knights Inn around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. There they found Robert Bertrand, who was wanted for an early robbery at the Family Dollar.

Police engaged in a foot chase before capturing Bertrand.

Stay with NEWS 9 for continuing coverage.


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A Wheeling man is wanted for allegedly holding a cashier at knifepoint and demanding cash.

Robert “Bobby” Bertrand, 41, is wanted for the armed robbery that took place at the Family Dollar store on Chapline Street.

Police say Bertrand walked into the store Sunday night, just after 8:30, and stole money from the cash register.

"We were able to talk to the employee (held at knifepoint), others in the store, and surveillance video in the area. And so based off of all that, we are confident he is who we are looking for. He will be charged with armed robbery once arrested,” said Philip Stahl, public information officer, Wheeling Police.

If you have any information on this crime, you are urged to call Wheeling police at 304-234-3664, or our anonymous Crimebusters Tipline at 1-800-832-BUST.

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