DEEPWATER, W.Va. -- A man and a woman asked to enter a home Saturday because they said their vehicle was broken down, but once in the home, they robbed the resident.
Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said the couple knocked on the door of a home in the Deepwater Mountain area of the county on W.Va. 61. They told the resident that they needed to use the phone because their vehicle had broken down. But once the homeowner opened the door, the two brandished a handgun and a hammer and demanded "money and pills," Kessler said.
The suspects looked through the prescription medication in the home. They stole the victim's purse, Kessler said, and it contained an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was injured during the incident, and the couple fled the scene in a small passenger car.
Kessler said the man is white and approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 5 inches tall. He wore a ski mask to disguise his facial features. He carried a dark colored semi-automatic pistol. The woman with him is white and is 5 feet tall with dark hair. She had a scarf wrapped around her face to disguise her features and carried a claw hammer.
Deputies are still investigating, and Kessler asked anyone with information to call the Fayette County Detective Bureau at 304-574-4305 or turn to the Sheriff's website to submit information at http://fayettesheriffwv.net.