UPDATE: Man pleads guilty in April 2018 Sheetz robbery

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 5/9/19 5:35 P.M.

A 30-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday in the April 2018 robbery of a Sheetz store in Parkersburg, prosecutors said.

Michael Kirk could be sentenced to five to 18 years in prison for his guilty plea to second-degree robbery, prosecutors said.

Police said Kirk approached a clerk in the store, implied that he had a gun and demanded money. He then reached over a counter and pulled money out of a drawer before running away.

Authorities said he was identified using video-surveillance footage provided by the store.

Kirk is scheduled to be sentenced on July 17, prosecutors said.


UPDATE: 4/30/18 5:30 P.M.

Parkersburg Police have arrested 29-year-old Michael Kirk after a robbery at Sheetz on 7th Street Sunday night.

Kirk was charged with 2nd degree robbery, as well as two outstanding warrants for grand larceny and two counts of uttering.

Officials say the high quality video surveillance at Sheetz is what allowed them to identify the suspect.

His bond is set at $35,000 and he is being held in the North Central Regional Jail.

ORIGINAL STORY: 4/30/18 11:30 A.M. -

Parkersburg Police have arrested a man, after a robbery at Sheetz on 7th Street Sunday night.

Officials say a white male entered the convenient store at 11:52 p.m. Sunday, wearing blue jeans, a yellow sweatshirt and a black jacket.

The man allegedly approached the clerk, implying he had a gun, and demanded money. Officials say he then reached over the counter and pulled money out of a drawer and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

There were no injuries in the incident.



 
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