MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two separate incidents at local business that occurred Wednesday.

A press release from the Sheriff’s Department says the incidents do not appear to be related.

A press release from the Sheriff’s Department lays out the details of the first incident:
On Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 1:11 am, Sgt. JW Wolfe was dispatched to a
commercial burglar alarm at Penn Liquors off US RT 11S in Berkeley County.
Berkeley Dispatch advised that suspects were dressed in all black and fled from the
area on bicycles. Martinsburg City Police K9 officer, Cpl. Condo, and K-9 Ryker
responded and began a track of the suspects. After viewing the camera footage, it was
learned that two males wearing all black clothing and gloves broke into the
establishment and removed items and one of the males was holding a handgun. After
stealing the merchandise they left the front of the business heading north out of the
parking lot. Cpl. Dopson with the criminal investigation division is currently
investigating this incident.
The second incident was reported around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the press release:

Cpl. J. B. Strickler was dispatched to a breaking and entering located at Redeye Smoke Shop, located at 5729 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg, WV 25404, in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Emergency Communications (BCEC) advised that individuals wearing masks and hoodies robbed the store. BCEC further advised that the suspects were in a white Nissan Maxima with no registrations displayed and left traveling southbound on
Williamsport Pike. It was learned that approximately an hour and twenty minutes
earlier WVSP had a hit on an LPR (License Plate Reader) of a stolen white Nissan
Maxima traveling northbound at the 2 mile marker of Interstate 81. Deputies were
unable to locate the vehicle at that time. Entry was made by throwing a large rock
through the glass door. During this B&E, the store owner stated that he had been in
the back room hidden at the time of the breaking and entering.

Camera footage showed the white Maxima and a Toyota Tundra both without registration
displayed. Three individuals in black attire entered the building with black trash bags,
which they filled with vapes. They also took the cash in the cash register. Cpl. Dopson
with the criminal investigation division is currently investigating this incident.

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