UPDATE: Morning robbery at High Life Lounge in Clarksburg


UPDATE (Sept. 18, 2021, 1:30 p.m.)

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — After the unsuccessful search, the Clarksburg Police Dept. Investigations Division have taken up the investigation.

For more information contact the Clarksburg Police Dept. at 304-626-4900. If you have have any information on the incident, call the tip-line at 304-624-1625.

ORIGINAL (Sept. 18, 2021, 12:30 p.m.)

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — This morning at around 8:40 a.m. an unidentified suspect entered and robbed the High Life Lounge on Route 19 in Clarksburg with a handgun before escaping into the nearby woods.

The suspect, a white male approximately 6’5″ and 200 lbs., shot the attending clerk in the leg during the encounter. The clerk was stable upon arrival of authorities and has been taken to the United Hospital Center.

The High Life Lounge in Clarksburg after the robbery.

Those who responded to the incident included the Clarksburg Police, West Virginia State Police, Shinnston Police K-9 Unit and the Harrison County Sheriff.

The search for the suspect with the aid of drones and police dogs was unsuccessful.

More details to come as the story develops.

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