Wheeling Police searching for early morning 7-11 robbery suspect

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WHEELING, WV – Wheeling Police are seeking information on a man who robbed a store clerk early Tuesday morning in the downtown area. At approximately 4:15 a.m., police were called to the 7-11 in the 1400 block of Market Street for a report of a possible armed robbery. According to employees inside, a black male was briefly shopping inside the store when he approached the counter, demanded money, and robbed them. The suspect appeared to have a weapon inside his jacket but did not display one.

Employees told police the man was wearing a black beanie, a black puffy jacket, light in color blue jeans and a surgical mask. He then left the store walking north towards 14th & Market Streets.
Should the public have any information, they are strongly urged to call police at 304-234-3664, submit a crime tip at wheelingwv.gov/crimetip or call the new Crime Stoppers Upper Ohio Valley tip line at 877-TIPS4US.