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Parkersburg Police arrest two in robbery case

Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 11:44 AM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Police have arrested two men after they allegedly beat and stole from a man.

According to a news release, Kameron Moore, 31, of Cairo, West Virginia and Dearl Leviner, 37, of Laurel Hill, North Carolina, have been charged with first-degree robbery.

Police said the two men left a lottery café as it was closing on June 15 with a man they allegedly robbed later that morning.

The three left the café on Pike Street in South Parkersburg early that morning and walked toward the South Gate Shopping Center and eventually separated, police said.

The victim then stopped and entered his place of employment.

When he returned outside, the victim saw Leviner and approached him to talk.

At that time, Moore allegedly came up to the victim from behind and punched him in the head.

Leviner allegedly joined in and the two beat the victim for a time until he was able briefly get away.

After the short escape, the victim was allegedly tackled by Moore and Leviner, who continued the beating.

Police said Moore and Leviner then searched the victim’s pockets and stole his backpack, which had money and his identification in it.

Moore and Leviner then allegedly left the area.

After some investigating and acquiring surveillance video, police identified Moore and Leviner, and later arrested both of them.

Police said Moore and Leviner allegedly did not know the victim and had not met before June 15.

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