Area convenience store scene of armed robbery

FOLLANSBEE – The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at about 10 p.m. Saturday at Uncle Pep’s convenience store on Rockdale Road.

According to the sheriff’s department, a man brandishing a knife ordered an employee at the store to give him money from the cash register, and the employee complied.

The man was described as about 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a purple bandana over his face and a hooded West Virginia University sweatshirt.

Film from a video camera at the store showed him fleeing on foot.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s department at (304) 527-1430 or (304) 737-3660.