On December 27, 2011 call was received for an attempted robbery, which had just occurred at 531 Winchester Ave. This business is the Mercado Le Bueno Fe # 2 International Food Market. Officers responded.
Ptlm Everhart took statements from employees that a white male had entered the business and demanded money. He had his face partially concealed. His hands were in his pockets and he motioned that he may have a weapon on his person, by pointing his pocketed hand at the clerk.
According to the clerk, the subject then pulled a large knife out of his jacket pocket and attempted to grab the clerk. At this time another employee came out from the back of the store. The suspect fled the store, traveling on foot north of the Winchester Ave Plaza. He did not obtain any money or goods.
This agency is seeking the community’s assistance, in obtaining more info in regards to this white male suspect’s identity. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Berkeley County Crime Solvers (304 267 4999) or the Martinsburg Police Department (304 264 2100).