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UPDATE: 2nd Robbery in 24 hours in Fayette County


WRISTEN (WVVA)--- Hours after a man and a women rob a home in Deepwater Mountain with a gun a similar robbery happens in the Wristen area of Fayette County.

Police say that two people knocked on the door at a home off of Route 61 just before 8 PM asking to use the phone because their car broke down.

One of the suspects then put a ski mask over his head and the suspects forced their way into the home.

The homeowner then armed himself with a gun but the suspects wrestled it out of the 84-year-old's hands and beat him with a flashlight.

The two got away with the wallet of the victim.

The homeowner had minor injuries and says that the suspects were both male, but was not positive because "it happened so fast."

If you have any information on the robbery you are urged to call the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.


DEEPWATER MOUNTAIN (WVVA)--- Police are looking for two people who robbed a women at gunpoint in her own home.

Police say a male and a female knocked on the door at a home on Route 61 in Deepwater Mountain around 3:40 Saturday morning.

Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler says that the two asked the women to use her phone saying their car broke down.

The two forced their way into the home with a semi-automatic pistol and a wooden claw-hammer. When the two got in they demanded "money and pills."

They searched the home but did not find any narcotic medication, but did take the women's purse that had an undisclosed amount of money.

They fled the scene in a small passenger car, but the victims were unable to get a description of the car.

The first suspect is a white male, about six feet tall and has a medium build. He was dressed in dark clothing and a ski mask.

The second suspect is a white female, about five feet tall, black hair with a skinny to medium build.

If you have any information on the robbery you are urged to call the Fayette County Office Detective Bureau at 304-574-4305

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