ALL NEW: Authorities Arrest Suspect in State Line Store Attempted Robbery

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Authorities in Pennsylvania have arrested the man they believe attempted to rob a local store Thursday in Valley Grove.

According to Ohio County Sheriff Pat Butler, one man is in custody who they believe is responsible for the attempted robbery at the State Line Store on the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line on Rt. 40 and National Road.

The suspects name has not been released at this time.

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ORIGINAL STORY

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted robbery at a local grocery store where two suspects remain on the loose.

It happened about 12:58 p.m. Tuesday at the State Line Store on the West Virginia-Pennsylvania state line on Rt. 40 and National Road in Valley Grove.

According to the sheriff’s office, one of the suspects entered the store during the day, demanding money from the cashier and showing a gun tucked in his pants. When the cashier refused, the suspect fled, according to the sheriff.

Witnesses said they saw the second suspect, the driver, parked down the street in a black or dark colored Chevy Cobalt. The driver then opened the door for the first suspect and the two drove off.

Authorities said about 10 minutes before the attempted robbery in Valley Grove, another attempted robbery was reported in Claysville, PA where the clerk fought back against the would-be robber. The description of the suspect in the Claysville attempted robbery matches the description of the first suspect in the Valley Grove incident, according to authorities.

He is described as a short white male in his early 20’s and is believed to be involved in several robberies in Washingto County, PA according to police.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call the sheriff’s office or our Lauttamus Security Crimefighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312. All calls are confidential and you never have to leave your name.

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