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December 6, 2012

Armed robbery reported at Preston County residence

TUNNELTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police in Preston County is investigating a reported armed robbery of a residence in Tunnelton.

According to state police, a man and woman knocked on the door of a home at about 10 p.m. Wednesday stating they ran out of gas and needed to use the phone.

Police said the victim reluctantly opened the door to hand out the phone. The robbers then forced the door open, pulled out a gun and demanded money and prescription pills.

The couple stole money, prescription medications and the home’s phones, according to state police, and left in a dark blue or green Jeep Cherokee.

The male robber is described as being 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin and in his early 20s. The female is believed to be 5 feet, 1 inch to 5 feet, 2 inches tall, medium build, and in her late teens or early 20s.

Anyone with information may contact state police in Kingwood at 304-329-1101.

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