ANSTED, W.Va. -- A Fayette County man was arrested Thursday morning after police said he robbed a convenience store at gunpoint.
Fayette County sheriff's deputies said a man wearing a ski mask, mismatched gloves and a Halloween cape robbed a Shell convenience store in Ansted with a handgun after it had closed around midnight.
The store clerk told police the man forced her to re-enter the store, disarm the security system and open a safe, according to a news release. The man allegedly took about $800 from the safe and a carton of cigarettes.
Deputies received a tip from a Fayette County woman who said Joshua Paul Clark, 19, of Hico, came to her residence Thursday morning and left a yellow moneybag with a carton of cigarettes inside. The woman said Clark also borrowed gloves and a Halloween costume from her Wednesday.
After an investigation, deputies located and arrested Clark at his residence. Clark was charged with first-degree robbery and is currently being held in Southern Regional Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bail.