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Armed Robbery Under Investigation In Charleston

Reported: Jan. 7, 2014 4:43 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 7, 2014 1:08 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- Charleston police officers are investigating an armed robbery at a Kanawha City business.

Max's Place Hot Spot was robbed at gunpoint at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday.

Surveillance video from the business shows two men walking into the MacCorkle Avenue video parlor and attacking the female clerk who was talking on a phone. One man pushes the female clerk down to the floor at gunpoint while the other man heads for the tip jar and cash register. After fighting with the machine for some time, the man is able to open the register takes off with $200. The act only took the men 60 seconds.

Max Namsupak, the store's owner, saids this is the second time in more than a year that his business has been targeted. The last time the robbers got away with $200.

"We don't fight with them for money, we just give it to them, Namsupak said. "And our system, you can't take much money because we use a time lock safe and it's hard to. It won't be able to open."

Namsupak said the female worker was shaken up but wasn't injured during the ordeal.

The armed robbery remains under investigation, and the search from the two men continues.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- Charleston police are investigating an overnight armed robbery.

It happened about 1 a.m. at Max's Place on MacCorkle Avenue.

Charleston police said two men wearing masks and gloves, entered the store, claimed they had a weapon and demanded cash.

They were able to get away with an unknown amount of money.

No one was injured.

Police are over surveillance video from the store.



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