HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A quick arrest in the reported armed robbery of a Huntington convenience store Thursday night.
The robbery at happened at the Marathon/Huntington Mart in the 1100 block of Hal Greer Boulevard about 6 p.m.
Police say they arrived at the store right after the robbery, and found the suspect, Curtis Sias, 23, being chased by a store employee in an alley just south of the store. Sias was quickly arrested.
Store employees told police that Sias entered the store and attempted to shoplift several beverage items. Employees followed him outside and asked him to return the items, at which time they say he pulled a large knife from a sheath and threatened to kill one of the employees. That is when he took off down the alley.
Police do not believe the robbery is connected to any recent crimes in the area.
Sias is being held in the Western Regional Jail.