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Man charged in Tazewell County armed robbery

Terry Anthony Robinett Terry Anthony Robinett

RICHLANDS (WVVA) - A Tazewell County man has been arrested, hours after an early morning robbery in Richlands.

Terry Anthony Robinett, 29, from the Doran area confessed to robbing the Three Way Fast Break Exxon early Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Richlands Police Department.

Police say Robinett entered the business around 3:41 a.m. wearing a mask, brandishing a handgun and demanding money from the two employees on duty.

The employees obliged and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash in a trash bag.

During the search for the suspect, police found a black pellet pistol and clothing believed to belong to him near the scene.

A couple of hours after the initial call, Robinett -- matching the suspect's description -- was found walking on the roadway in the Doran Bottom area. He was apprehended in a wooded area. The trash bag containing the stolen money was also recovered.

Robinett has been charged with one count of burglary and one count of robbery. He's being held without bond at the Tazewell County Regional Jail.

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