Search On For Armed Robbery Suspect
WHEELING — An armed robbery suspect remains at large after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Up on the Lane cafe on Edgington Lane shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday.
Wheeling police responded to the cafe where an employee inside said that the suspect — described as a shorter white male, wearing a mask, jeans and a blue jacket — had what appeared to be a firearm. The suspect reportedly told the employee to “give me all the money.”
The employee complied and said the suspect then ran out of the business in an unknown direction.
Police combed the area, including a section known at the “pig path,” a secluded trail that runs between Elm Street and Heiskell Avenue. The suspect was not located.
A detective was called to process the scene and the case remains under investigation.
Sunday night’s robbery was the second business robbery in a week. Police also are looking for the person responsible for robbing the 7-11 convenience store at 1410 Market St. in downtown Wheeling early in the morning on April 9.
According to police, a black male with short hair and a beard took an unknown amount of money from the store and a customer before fleeing on foot.
The man was wearing dark pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and tan boots, a store employee told police.
Police said they do not believe weapons were involved and no one was injured,
Anyone with information about either of these robberies or if they may have seen someone at these locations on these dates, is asked to call the Wheeling Police Department at 304-234-3664.