UPDATE: Two Arrested in Robbery Hoax

By: Jeremy Edwards, Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Jennifer Rizzi Email

UPDATE 9/21/13 @ 6:00 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- What police thought was an armed robbery turned out to just be a hoax.

It happened Friday night at Barney's Sports Bar on Bigley Avenue.

Police arrested Ingrid Taylor and Dustin Crouch.

Officers say Taylor was working behind the cash register when her boyfriend's son, Crouch, came in with a toy gun demanding cash.

Police say the motive was money.

Because this was an inside job, Taylor and Crouch were both charged with grand larceny. They are in jail tonight.

UPDATE 9/20/13 @ 6:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say the suspect who robbed a sports bar in Charleston covered part of his face with cloth.

They say the suspect walked into Barney's Sports Bar along Bigley Avenue about 10:30 a.m., drew out a gun and demanded cash.

Police say two customers and an employee were inside at the time.

They say the suspect ran off after the employee handed over some cash.

"Cooperation with an armed subject is always best," Lt. Steve Cooper said. "Typically they just want to get money or an item and get away. Unless it's a kidnapping situation, which we do not advise that you comply."

Alex James was walking his dogs near the bar just minutes after the robbery happened.

"It's a bit unnerving, I must admit," he said. "I think I'm going to be on the lookout a lot more now."

If you know anything about the robbery, you're asked to call Charleston Police.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are searching for a person who robbed a sports bar in Charleston.

It happened at Barney's Sports Bar on Bigley Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Dispatchers say a person wearing a mask went into the sports bar, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

The person ran out the back door and was last seen running toward Watts Hill.

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

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