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Dollar General robberies suspect in court

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 Beckley (WVVA) A man accused in a pair of robberies at the Dollar General in Glen Daniel has a preliminary hearing in Beckley.

 Melvin Powers of Fairdale was charged in two counts of 1st degree Robbery for the robberies of the store on June 20 and June 22.

 According to police, Powers pulled a knife on a clerk the Dollar General on Friday, June 20, at about 7:30p.m. After the clerk complied to Powers' demand for money, police say he left the area in a Jeep.

The same store was broken into early on Sunday, June 22, after someone cut a hole in the back of the building and entered the store. Police say witnesses recognized clothing Powers was wearing in store surveillance footage at both robberies and were able to trace the clothing back to him.

Powers is being held in Southern Regional Jail. 

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