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Charleston Police arrest thief wanted in NAPA Auto theft

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

UPDATE: 6/30/2017 2:07 p.m.

Lt. Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department tells 13 News that police arrested Robert “Rocky” Pryor this morning for his connection to the money theft at NAPA Auto Parts yesterday.

The theft took place at the store location on Virginia St. West Thursday morning around 9:15 a.m.

Police were able to identify Pryor after surveillance footage depicted him stealing a cash bag from the store’s counter. 

He is now facing a felony Grand Larceny charge.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The Charleston Police Department are searching for a suspect involved in a business store theft this morning.

Police at the scene tell 13 News that a suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the NAPA Auto Parts store on Virginia St. West. 

The alert came in at roughly 9:15 a.m.

According to police, employees witnessed what they believed to be a suspicious man.

After checking surveillance footage, they saw the same suspect walk out with a bank bag. 

Officers were able to view NAPA’s security footage and identify the suspect as Robert “Rocky” Pryor, 57 of Charleston.

Pryor was described as a black male wearing a blue and black striped shirt, khaki shorts, and approximately 6 feet tall.

Officers were granted a search warrant for Pryor’s West Side apartment where they later recovered the stolen property.  

Inventory of the property proved Pryor’s crime to be a felony.  Pryor is now wanted for the felony offense of Grand Larceny. He was last seen near Virginia St. East in Charleston.

If you have any information regarding the identity of the thief, you’re asked to contact the Charleston Police Department at (304)348-6400.    

Stay with 13 News as we continue to update you with the latest information.

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