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Sheriff deputies investigate armed robbery

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 12:04 AM

BARBOURSVILLE -- The Cabell County Sheriff's Department is investigating the armed robbery of a gaming parlor in Barboursville on Thursday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday at Bea's II in the 6300 block of East Pea Ridge Road.

According to Cabell County Sheriff Tom McComas, a male suspect entered the business, presented a knife and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and a ski mask.

McComas said there is no evidence to suggest Thursday's robbery is related to any other recent gaming parlor robberies in Huntington and urged caution from patrons and employees.

"There aren't a lot of customers in these places later at night, and they may feel like it's a softer target," McComas said, when asked about the frequency of robberies at similar establishments. "I'd advise everyone who works or owns or visits one of these places to take all the precautions they can, and if something seems suspicious, call 911."

Anyone with information about Thursday's incident should contact the Cabell County Sheriff's Department by calling 304-526-8657.

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