West Point Police Department investigators are searching for a suspect in connection with an alleged armed robbery Saturday evening at Internet Cafe on West Main Street.
According to a WPPD statement to media, the cafe business manager was approached as she locked the front door to the establishment at closing hours Saturday night. A suspect described as wearing black pants, a black shirt and black cap, allegedly took the managerâ€™s purse â€” which contained two money bags holding an undisclosed amount of cash â€” and fled west, according to the release.
Police were unable to locate the suspect; however, investigators recovered the empty purse from behind a neighboring business.
WPPD Chief Tim Brinkley said it was important for business owners and managers to remain hyper-vigilante when opening and closing stores.
Crooks are opportunistic and look for weaknesses in your business practices,â€ť Brinkley said, per the release. â€śThey know that at the end of the day most businesses coffers are full and thatâ€™s the best time to strike.â€ť
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