WPD Make Arrest in Overnight Robbery

Wheeling Police arrested one person involved in an overnight robbery that took place in downtown.
Just after midnight, police patrolling the area of 14th and Market Streets heard people yelling outside the 7-11. Officers then saw a man running from the store and were informed by employees that person just robbed them.
 Police followed the man and chased him on foot before catching him in the 1200 block of Main Street. The suspect tried to fight officers but was then tased and taken into custody.
 Thanks to officers’ quick action, Joshua Arocho, 38 of Wheeling was arrested and is now charged with second-degree robbery.


According to employees at the 7-11, Arocho approached them and demanded money from the register and then fled the store. A weapon was not displayed at the time of the incident.


Arocho was taken to the Northern Regional Jail pending a court arraignment. 

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