CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Police in Logan are searching for a man they say wrapped himself up in a blanket and robbed a Chapmanville grocery store.
Police say the man entered Tomblin's Market on Crawley Creed Road through an apartment in the back of the grocery store.
"Basically what I think may have happened .<!p>.<!p>. he might have come through the door leading into the apartment, which would be considered the back door of the whole building. The first time you see him on camera is walking from the apartment to the store," said Trooper Marcus Broadwater, who responded to the call.
He said the man probably got the blanket from the bedroom, wrapped himself up to conceal his identity and then walked through the grocery store.
Broadwater said the incident happened on June 15, but the homeowner was out of town and returned just a few days ago.
Broadwater said the incident occurred while a separate individual was house sitting. That person left for a couple hours and returned home to find some items missing -- mostly from the apartment -- then called police.
When Broadwater came to the scene, he said there were no signs of forced entry and that the person may have had a key. But since the homeowner wasn't then available, he couldn't verify who has keys, the ability or permission to get inside, as well as a list of all the items stolen.
As of now, police say the items stolen were miscellaneous, and it doesn't seem as though the person had any specific idea in mind when robbing the store.
"I think it might be a store that's not open much anymore; it's not an everyday type of grocery store or stocked up all the time," he said. "You don't see him take anything, but there were some things missing, mostly out of the apartment."
Broadwater said surveillance cameras show something on the man's right leg, which appears to be a home confinement bracelet. On his left arm, there are multiple tattoos.
Those two identifiers are helping to narrow down the list of suspects, and Broadwater said he hopes to get the surveillance video enhanced for greater clarity.
Anyone who has any information on the robbery is encouraged to call the State Police in Logan at 304-792-7200.