UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect heads to court for bond hearing

UPDATE 12/14/15 3:37 PM

SOUTH PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - In Wood County Court Monday morning, James Berry's bond is set at $250,000, along with home confinement.

Berry is accused of allegedly robbing the City Perk in Parkersburg.


UPDATE: 12/4/2015 9:00 PM

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin tells WTAP armed robbery suspect, James Berry, is in custody.

Chief Martin says an anonymous tip lead to his arrest in the area of Rt. 2 and Rt. 31.

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UPDATE: 12/4/2015 12:10 PM

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Police need your help locating an armed robbery suspect from last Friday at the City Perk on Pike Street.

Officials say James Berry demanded money while pulling out a gun in front of an employee.

Parkersburg Police obtained an arrest warrant for Berry for the charge of first degree armed robbery. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information regarding Berry's whereabouts, you're asked to contact Parkersburg PD at 304-424-8444.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Parkersburg Police officers are looking for an armed robbery suspect and they need your help.

They say it happened at the City Perk on Pike Street around 2:45 a.m. Friday.

That's when an unknown man in his late 30s approached an employee, laid a black handgun on the counter. He then pulled out a brown paper bag and demanded an undisclosed amount of money.

After that, he ran from the store. It's unknown which direction he took off.

At the time, he was wearing glasses, a black and white baseball cap, a grey long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Police say this is the time of year that armed robberies pick up.

"The armed robbery season does take place between Thanksgiving and New Years time frame. That's typically when we see a spike in those kind of cases. This will be the first one in this time frame. This is typically when we see a spike in these kind of cases," said Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin.

If you think you've seen him, call the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444. You can also provide anonymous information on their website, www.parkersburgpolice.com.

We have a link you can follow to their website posted to the right of this article under "Related Links."



 
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