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UPDATE: Arrest in Point Pleasant Convenience Store Robbery

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/17/14 @ 6 p.m.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been arrested in n connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Point Pleasant early Thursday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, Nathan Dewitt, 23, of Point Pleasant walked into the Point Pleasant Mini Mart in the 2200 block of Jackson Avenue around 6 a.m. and pointed a handgun at a customer and the cashier, demanding cash.

The complaint says Dewitt ran away with over two hundred dollars. He is charged with robbery.

Point Pleasant Police Chief Joe Veith says surveillance video, an anonymous tip and help from a witness helped them track down Dewitt.

“Once here at the office he confessed to the events that took place on the video,” says Veith. “I think it finally caught up with him. He realized that he wasn’t going to lie to us anymore and he finally came clean with it.”

There was also an unrelated robbery three blocks away on Tuesday night.

Veith says a man walked into the Subway restaurant in the 2500 block of Jackson Avenue wielding a knife, demanding that the employee open the cash register.

Veith says there was a similar suspect description and motive, but they have yet to connect the dots on who that person is.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/17/14 @ 12 p.m.
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police are looking for the man who robbed a convenience store in Point Pleasant early Thursday morning.

It happened at the Exxon in the 2200 block of Jackson Avenue about 5:45 a.m.

Jacob Hill, the District Manager for Exxon, tells WSAZ.com that a man walked into the store wearing a ski mask and a hood over his head. The man had a gun and demanded money from the cashier.

Hill says this all happened while the clerk was ringing up a customer.

Surveillance video has been turned over to police.


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