Man Arrested in Tanning Robberies; Walgreens, Salvation Army Bandits Remain at Large

Updated 4 years ago Edited from a Press Release
Tanning Salon Robbery Suspect
Tanning Salon Robbery Suspect
Provided: WV State Police

Kristian David Brown, 29, has been charged with the robbery of the Sun Shack tanning salon at the Eastern Heights Shopping Center. Brown has been jailed on a $100,000 bond.

One robbery occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 and a second one took place in November.

Huntington Police investigators continue searching for two male suspects who robbed Walgreens and a Salvation Army kettle at Kroger.

At the  Walgreens store , 111 Fourth Avenue, a male attempted to shoplift electronics about 8 p.m. When confronted by store staff, he pulled a knife and ran east into an alley.  The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, medium build and in his late 20s. Witnesses said he has a tattoo near his eye with a circle and lines similar to a child’s drawing of the sun. The suspect wore a dark hooded jacket and jean. No injuries were reported.

Earlier that day, a suspect described as a light skinned black male stole the donations from a Salvation Army bucket at Kroger, 19 7th Avenue. He is described as 6’2”, medium build with a thin beard fled north across Seventh Avenue. He wore a dark hooded jacket and gray sweat pant. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to contact the tip line at  HPD 304-696-4444.

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