Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 12, 2012

Police search for suspects in early morning beating, robbery at Princeton car wash

PRINCETON — Officers with the Princeton Police Department are searching for a subject in connection with a strong-armed robbery that left the victim in the hospital early this morning.

Officer E.T. Pugh with the Princeton Police Department said law enforcement officials are looking for multiple suspects after a victim reported he was beaten and robbed at a car wash on Fourth Street in Princeton around 1:45 a.m. this morning.

“Allegedly, the victim said suspect Derek Tabor asked him for money,” Pugh said. “When the victim said he didn’t have any money on him, the victim said Tabor and possibly more subjects beat him and stole $50, which was all the money he had.”

Derek Tabor, 22, of Montcalm, is wanted for questioning regarding the incident. Pugh said Tabor might be staying in the Princeton area. Police are also looking for a 2000 model silver Ford Taurus also in connection with the incident.

Pugh said the Princeton Police Department is obtaining warrants for Tabor on charges of malicious wounding and strong-armed robbery.

The victim was transported to Princeton Community hospital with a broken arm and facial wounds, but was released early Thursday morning.


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