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Man arrested in attempted robbery of tobacco store

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

HUNTINGTON — Police have arrested a man in connection to an attempted armed robbery at Stogie's Tobacco and Beverage on Friday night.

Johnny Lee Cooper, 28, has been charged with first-degree robbery.

According to police, a man wearing a ski mask walked into the store, located on the corner of Washington Avenue and First Street, and pulled a knife on an employee at about 11 p.m. Friday.

The robbery was thwarted when a second employee walked into the store and saw what was happening. No one was injured.

The suspect fled and was later apprehended at a nearby house where police said he confessed.

Cooper was in the Western Regional Jail Saturday afternoon awaiting arraignment.

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