Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on May 24, 2013 @ 6:04PM
Created on May 24, 2013 @ 3:58PM
Three armed robberies. Three counties. One arrest.
A rash of armed robberies struck Marion, Monongalia and Harrison Counties in a one week period. One Friday afternoon, the U.S. Marshals and Anmoore Police caught the man believed to be behind them. He was also the man wanted for scamming businesses in Lewis County.
31-year-old Michael Woodrow Radcliff is now facing two counts of armed robbery and one first degree robbery charge.
Police said that on May 11, he walked into the J&J Cafe in Fairmont where he handed the clerk a note demanding money. He stated he had a gun and wouldn't hurt her if she complied. After he got almost $1,400, he ran.
Two days later, Radcliff supposedly did almost the same thing to get $1,3,00 from the Saratoga Hot Spot in Star City.
Then three days after that, police believe he hit up the Quiet Dell Sports Grille in Mount Clare. Radcliff got away with about $3,000 from there.
When police caught up with Radcliff at the entrance of Willow Greene Apartments in Anmoore, they found a second wanted man with him.
Robert Carpenter was arrested on fraudulent schemes charges. He's the man State Police in Lewis County were looking for, along with Radcliff, in connection to those business scams.
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