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Police search for woman who robbed video lottery parlor

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Authorities are searching for a woman who they say robbed a video game parlor at gunpoint.

An employee at Ivy's Video Parlor at 4360 Washington St. W. called dispatchers at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday and said the woman had gotten away with about $100.

The employee told Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputy J.T. Snyder that the woman came in and played one of the lottery games for several minutes before going to the restroom, then coming back with a black handgun, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department. The woman told the employee to tell her how to open the cash register, then took the money.

The woman got into a gray Toyota, possibly a Corolla, and went east toward Charleston.

She was described as in her mid-30s, with medium-length brown hair, about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds. She was wearing a dark hoodie and gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information can call Snyder at 304-357-0169. Callers can remain anonymous.


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