WPPD continues One Stop robbery investigation

Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

Investigators with the West Point Police Department are continuing to investigate the armed robbery of One Stop that occurred on Aug. 28.

WPPD Assistant Chief Albert Lee said there have been some new developments in the case, but WPPD needs assistance from the public.

“No arrests have been made at this time, but we’re investigating promising leads,” Lee said.

Anyone with any information about this crime or any others is encouraged to call WPPD at 494-1422 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

Lee said WPPD is also investigating burglaries of two different homes last week.

He said the doors were kicked in at two homes in the 400 block of High Street and the 800 block on James Street, and televisions were stolen from the residences.

“Lock your doors and don’t leave valuables in vehicles at night,” Lee said.

He said there is always a spike in burglaries during warmer months.

“Do not leave any firearms, knives or other valuables in vehicles unattended,” Lee said. “Should you have to leave valuables in your vehicle, lock them in your trunk.”

Lee said WPPD will host a charity softball tournament this weekend with different agencies in the city and county, with tailgating this Friday afternoon and the game on Saturday at the Sportsplex on Mac Cox Road.

Lee said if any teams were interested in joining, they could contact him at WPPD at 494-1422. The entry fee is $50, and donations are also welcome.

Lee said the money raised at the tournament would benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.