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Parkersburg Police seek armed robbery suspect

PARKERSBURG — Police are searching for a suspect in the Sunday night armed robbery of a convenience store.

Parkersburg Police responded at 11:25 p.m. Sunday to an alarm call at the Par Mar Convenience Store at 720 Division St., according to a release from Police Chief Joe Martin.

An employee reported a white male wearing a COVID facial covering entered the store and brandished a firearm at the worker, demanding they remove cash from the register, the release said. The suspect discharged the firearm while waiting for the clerk to comply, then fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a while male weighing approximately 260 pounds, with visible tattoos on his neck and arms. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact police at 304-424-8444 or online via the department website, pkbpolice.com, or its Facebook page.

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