Robbery Suspect Sought

By ALAN OLSON

Staff Writer

Police are searching for a suspect after a late night robbery Monday at a Moundsville gas station, where an older man threatened a clerk with a knife.

The Loading Zone employee said the assailant was an older white man, possibly in his 50s or older,with a dark, puffy jacket. She said the man threatened her with a knife before making his escape from the Fourth Street business. The robbery occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

Loading Zone Assistant Manager Jennifer Johnson said police were investigating the matter, but had not yet updated the store on the progress. Video surveillance footage was viewed from cameras to aid in investigation.

This isn’t the first time the gas station has been targeted in this way. In December 2014, a similar attack occurred, where a knife-wielding assailant robbed the store.

“I have been here three years, and in that time, we’ve been robbed twice,” Johnson said. “It does scare us.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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