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New Martinsville Burger King Robbed At Gunpoint

By Staff | Nov 8, 2010

Still photo taken from Burger King's video surveillance and provided by the New Martinsville Police Department.

The Burger King in New Martinsville was robbed at gunpoint at 9:02 p.m. Sunday.

New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil said the robber was a 5’7” male of a slim build, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was dressed in an oversize standard camouflage hooded jacket, blue jeans, white athletic shoes, and wearing a black ski mask.

According to the restaurant’s security video, he approached and fled the restaurant on foot, from and to the south. He entered the restaurant from the main doors on the south side with his gun already drawn. The gun was visible, but the four employees in Burger King at the time were not able to identify any make or model. Cecil said they are still trying to determine the amount of money taken by the robber.

Fortunately there were no customers in the restaurant at the time of the incident.

Five law enforcement agencies responded to the call: NMPD, Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police. “We had a great response to it,” said Cecil.

Still photo taken from Burger King's video surveillance and provided by the New Martinsville Police Department.

The NMPD, the investigating agency, is asking that anyone who may have information that could help solve the case to call the department at 304-455-9100.