GILBERT – The West Virginia State Police (WVSP) is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Chapman’s General Store in Gilbert Creek.
The robbery is said to have occurred between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. and is being investigated by Trooper S. A. Belt and Trooper M. G. Kania. They were back at the crime scene Wednesday afternoon and were continuing their investigation.
Sgt. M.S. Lively of the Williamson Detachment of the WVSP confirmed that $900 and several cartoons of cigarettes were taken from the store and that the clerk did suffer an injury during the robbery.
Unconfirmed reports state that multiple men entered the store wearing masks and carrying large sticks and baseball bats.
Lively explained that although persons of interest have been named concerning the case, the robbery is currently still under investigation.
The convenience store is a popular business in the Gilbert Creek area. Many local citizens were concerned about the clerk’s injury and the fact that the store was robbed.
More details will be announced as information becomes available from the WVSP.
(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at cpigman at civitasmedia.com, or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)