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BREAKING: Search underway for armed suspect in robbery

PRINCETON, W.Va.(WVVA)- Mercer County deputies are searching for a male suspect, believed to be armed with a firearm, in connection to a reported robbery at the BP Convenience Store on Oakvale Road.

Sergeant Steven Sommers with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department says the robbery occurred around 2:30 a.m., after a male entered the store presenting a firearm and taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

Sommers says the suspect's face was partially covered with a possible mask. The department will soon be releasing surveillance images to the public.

The suspects description:

-Black male

-Between 5'8-5'10

-Around 30 years of age

-Husky, heavier built

-Last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and black sweat pants.

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Jennifer Roberts

Multimedia Journalist

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