Canton man admits to Dollar General armed robbery, arrested for Wheeling robbery in same day



A Canton man confessed to everything on an armed robbery at a Martins Ferry Dollar General.

Saturday, Martins Ferry Police Chief McFarland reported that Ivan Smith, 40, of Canton, Ohio made a complete confession to the armed robbery that took place on August 13th.

Ivan Smith, 40, of Canton, OH

And in Wheeling, police took Smith into custody on Friday and charged him with first degree robbery after police believe Smith was involved in an earlier robbery that took place Thursday afternoon in North Wheeling.

Smith is now being held in the Northern Regional Jail.

This case is still under investigation. Regarding the Martins Ferry Dollar General robbery, charges are still pending.

Stay with 7NEWS for those updates.

Martins Ferry, OH (WTRF)- Martins Ferry police are looking for a black male who held up the Martins Ferry Dollar General at gunpoint.

At about 9:30 PM Martins Ferry police received a call about a robbery at the Dollar General.

Officers investigated surveillance footage of a black male entering the store who held a bandanna over his face and pointed a gun in the clerks face demanding money.

The suspect ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers are currently following up on leads.

Stick with 7News and for any updates.

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