Monongalia County deputies responded to a reported armed robbery early Thursday morning.
Deputies were dispatched at approximately 1:25 a.m. to the High Life Lounge at Eastgate Plaza on Earl L. Core Road.
The High Life Lounge employee told deputies that he gave the robber the money in the cash register and safe. The robber took the money and ran out of the lounge toward Summer School Road.
The employee said the individual was wearing a trench coat, black mask, hat and sunglasses. The robber brandished a sawed-off, single-barreled shotgun, which was in the sleeve of the coat, deputies said. The employee told deputies that he did not know if the robber was a male or female because of the disguise.
Deputies searched the area for any sign of the robber. Deputies could not find the robber or any evidence during their search.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff's Detective Division at 304-291-7218 or 304-291-7260.