UPDATE: Robbery Reported at Gas Station in Kanawha County

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

UPDATE 5/16/14 @ 3:56 p.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A K-9 unit is on the way to St. Albans after a clerk at a convenience store was robbed at knifepoint.

The robbery was reported at 9:15 a.m. at the 7-Eleven on West Main Street in St. Albans.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies tell WSAZ.com a store manager was getting ready to make a morning deposit at a nearby bank when he got into his car and found a man hiding inside with a knife.

The robbery has some neighbors concerned.

"Sometimes I have to walk at night-time home and I'm going to get worried now that somebody's going to try to jump me now," said Patricia Peterson.

Deputies say the man made the 7-Eleven manager drive to another location, near Strawberry Road, and then took off with the bank deposit. Deputies say the man punched the manager a few times before leaving the area.

Investigators say the robbery was likely motivated by drugs.

"Some sort of drug played a role in this robbery, very well could be heroin, we don't know of course, but it just shows the desperation of this criminal," said Kanawha Co. Sheriff's Department, Capt. Sean Crosier.

The K-9 Unit is being brought in to help find the man who took the money.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is on the scene of a robbery at the 7-Eleven on West Main Street near St. Albans.

It happened about 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Deputies say someone robbed the clerk inside the store.

Detectives are on the way to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.

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