NEW INFO: Police Identify New Suspect in South Charleston Robbery Case

By: Jeremy Edwards, Katelyn Sykes Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Katelyn Sykes Email

UPDATE 7/23/12 @ 4:40 p.m.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- New information about a robbery in South Charleston has been released.

Detectives have updated the suspect information and have identified the female as Jaleesha Mitchell.

According to a release from the South Charleston Police Department, Kenisha Sanders contacted the police department informing detectives that she was not the person in the video.

Detectives followed up on the information and confirmed that Mitchell was the person that they were looking for in connection with the Rite Aid robbery, according to the release.

Following the call from Kenisha, she turned herself in to police on the outstanding capias warrant for which she was also wanted.

Detectives are still looking for Kenisha's brother, Dominique Sanders, in connection with the robbery.

UPDATE 7/23/12 @ 2 p.m.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police have identified several suspects in a robbery at the Rite Aid on MacCorkle Avenue.

Police say they collected fingerprints that lead them to Dominique and Kenisha Sanders. The pair was caught on camera stealing a bottle of alcohol from the store, according to police.

The store manager saw what was going on and got the bottle back. That is when police say Dominique and Kenisha attacked the clerk.

If you know where they may be, you are asked to call South Charleston Police.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- South Charleston Police are on the hunt for two people who are now facing felony charges.

It started with them stealing a bottle of liquor from a pharmacy, but things quickly escalated from there.

"The girl was attacked just trying to do her job," South Charleston Police Sgt. P.C. Rader said.

South Charleston Police say two people tried to steal a bottle of liquor from Rite Aid along MacCorkle Avenue.

But things took a scary turn when the store manager saw what was going on and went outside after the duo. She was able to get the liquor back, but not for long.

"See, she's got the woman's hair right there, and in order to get herself situated the manager puts the liquor down,” Rader said. “At that point, the male suspect picks the liquor up and leaves the store while the manager is locked up with the female suspect."

Rader added, "She didn't need to be attacked for a bottle of whiskey that she had already got back from the suspects and they attack her so they can get away with it."

It's a crime police said stated out as a misdemeanor shoplifting call, but now is much more serious.

"It went from a shoplifting as defined in the code to robbery,” Rader said. “Taking goods or money from another by force or threat of force that certainly applies here. They beat her up to get a $30 bottle of liquor."

Now police want these two off the streets because they don’t want this to happen again.

"If they're that desperate to attack a woman, a small woman at that for a $30 bottle of liquor, who knows what they'll do," Rader said.

Police said if you have any information or know who the two suspects could be, please give them a call at 304-744-5951 ext. 110.

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