Elderly woman threatened with knife

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McDOWELL COUNTY -- Marion Police are looking for a man who threatened an elderly woman at a gas station on Wednesday in Marion.


A news release said that the man was white, wearing a blue bandana, cargo shorts and sunglasses. He approached the woman at one of the gas pumps at Murphy's Express on Sugar Hill Road. 

The man held up a knife and demanded her purse. Quick thinking, the woman started blowing her car horn and yelling for help. At that point, the man got into his vehicle and drove off.

There were no injuries and nothing was stolen.

The security camera video shows him in a dark blue Subaru station wagon, driving down Interstate 40.

Accordin to witnesses there was a small child in the vehicle in a car seat.

If you have any information on the vehicle or the suspect, contact the Marion Police Department at 652-5205, or McDowell County Crimestoppers at 65-CRIME. With Crimestoppers, your identity remains anonymous and you could receive a cash reward.

Below is a still photo from the video security camera.


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