MILLWOOD, W.Va. — A fourth armed robbery in a matter of eight days is believed to be connected to at least some of the others that have occurred in Meigs and Mason counties.
According to Jackson County Chief Deputy Tony Boggs, the J-mart on Point Pleasant Road in Millwood, W.Va., was robbed a few minutes before 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
The suspect was described as wearing a dark hoodie and possibly blue jeans, with a toboggan pulled down to his eyebrows and a blue bandanna covering from his nose down. The subject carried a black semi-automatic gun and fled on foot, as in the other three recent robberies.
The string of recent armed robberies began in Mason, W.Va., early last week. The Par Mar Convenience Store on Second Street was robbed near closing time by a man wearing a ski mask and dark clothing.
The second robbery occurred on Friday evening at the TNT Pitstop on Ohio 124 in Syracuse, Ohio. At closing time, a subject described as a white male, six foot tall and weighing 175 pounds, entered the gas station demanding cash. The suspect was wearing dark clothes and a black mask.
On Monday evening, the TNT Pitstop in Chester, Ohio, was robbed with an undisclosed amount of cash taken.
The suspect in the Chester robbery is believed to be shorter than the subject in the first two robberies, leading Meigs County Sheriff Robert Beegle to believe that it may not be connected to the ones in Syracuse and Mason.
In all four robberies, the subject was armed with a gun and fled on foot.
Anyone noticing suspicious activity is asked to call local law enforcement officials immediately.
Anyone with information concerning any of the robberies is asked to contact the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 992-3371, the Mason Police Department at (304) 773-5201 or the Jackson County, W.Va., Sheriff’s Office at (304) 373-2290.