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Wheeling man arrested and charged after robbery

Updated: Saturday, February 15 2014, 06:07 AM EST


On Friday February 14, Wheeling Police responded to a robbery report that happened in the parking lot of the Elm Grove Rite Aid.

They were informed by the victim that she was walking into the Rite Aid, and a black male walked up from behind her, taking a $100 bill from her hand.

The suspect fled on foot, entered a vehicle, and departed the parking lot.

The victim followed the suspect’s vehicle onto Interstate 70, taking Exit 1B onto WV Route 2 South.

The vehicle took the 16th Street Exit, and police stopped the vehicle in the alley behind the Convenient.

The suspect exited the vehicle, and fled on foot.

He was apprehended at the intersection of 15th and Wood Street.

The suspect was identified as Tyerice Martell Irvin, a 19-year-old resident of Wheeling.

The victim positively identified Irvin as the one who had taken the money from her hand.

Officers obtained a warrant for Irvin charging him with petit larceny.

He was arraigned by Magistrate Patricia Murphy, who set bond at $2,500.

Wheeling man arrested and charged after robbery

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