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Monongalia County Sees Flurry of Robberies


A string of armed robberies in Monongalia County is frustrating law enforcement officials and putting some residents on edge.

WDTV-TV reports that there were seven armed robberies in the past month.

Sheriff Al Kisner says he believes that robbers happen a lot around the holidays because criminals know that stores are doing a lot of business and have more cash on hand than usual. He says it’s difficult for law enforcement officials to stop the crimes because Monongalia County is such a large area and it’s impossible to know where the robbers are going to hit next.

Monongalia resident Susan Musick says she’s concerned about the situation and hopes officials can do something to curb the crimes soon.