Arrest Made in Charleston Robbery

By: Brooks Jarosz, Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/29/13 @ 9:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Charleston.

Troy White is who investigators say was in surveillance video smashing a cash register and grabbing money at Max's Place.

Police say the clerk was threatened at knifepoint. The robbery happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 6800 block of MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha City.

White is charged with armed robbery. He is being arraigned before a magistrate late Tuesday night.

We have a crew in the courtroom. Keep clicking on for the latest information.

UPDATE 1/29/13 @ 7 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Surveillance video shows a robbery of a Charleston bar where a woman was threatened Monday night with a knife. The video shows the man hand the clerk at Max's Place a few dollars to play video poker. He later comes back to the clerk and demands money from the register.

According to the owner of the business, Max Namsupak, the robber said, "You better be nice. I'm ready to rob you," before he pulled out a knife.

After the man struggled to open the register, surveillance shows him smash the register to get it to open.

Namsupak said the clerk was very shaken up after the incident. She can be seen in the video running out of the store when the robber throws the register.

There are several Max's Place locations in the area. This incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday at 6802 MacCorkle Ave.

Police are still looking into the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call Charleston Police.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man is wanted after a robbery Monday night at a bar along Maccorkle Avenue.

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Monday at Max’s Place. The bartender told police the man walked in, played video poker for a few minutes, then stood up and demanded cash.

The bartender said she ran away because the man had a knife.

Police say the man smashed the register, stole some money and escaped.

He was still on the loose as of late Monday night.

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