ALLOY, W.Va. -- Police in Fayette County said a man used a handgun to rob a gas station of cash and tobacco early Thursday morning.
Just before 4 a.m. Thursday, deputies checked on a reported robbery at the Go-Mart along U.S. 60 near Alloy, Fayette Sheriff Steve Kessler said in a news release.
The store's clerk said a man came to the outside after-hours window and asked for two cartons of cigarettes. When the clerk placed the cigarettes on the sliding drawer, the man allegedly pulled out a handgun and demanded money, more cigarettes and blunt cigars.
The clerk put the money and tobacco into a bag and gave it to the man through the drawer, Kessler said. The suspect ran toward Gauley Bridge, where a truck possibly picked him up.
The suspect got away with more than $200 in cash and several cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.
He is described as a white male with a slim build and dark-colored facial hair. He is about 5-feet 8-inches tall and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayette Sheriff's Department at 304-574-4216.