Search on for suspect in Newell robbery

NEWELL – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect following an armed robbery in Newell on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, a male subject entered Phillies Quick Stop, at 106 Washington St., shortly before 8 p.m., produced a firewarm and demanded money from the clerk.

Fletcher said the suspect appeared to be 30 to 40 years of age, approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and wearing a dark brown or green jacket, with a possible sweatshirt hood pulled over a baseball cap, a ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (304) 564-3911 or (304) 564-4100.