Suspect sought in two commercial robberies

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify a man who is suspected of robbing two city businesses since Monday.

Around 10:30 a.m. this morning, the suspect entered the Metro PCS store, located at 6838 Midlothian Turnpike, displayed a knife and demanded money from the clerk. He then fled on foot east on Midlothian Turnpike.

On Monday morning around 11:49 a.m., officers responded to the Boost Mobile store, located at 6333 Jahnke Road, for a report of a robbery. A black male suspect had entered the store twice within the hour and robbed the store on his second visit.

The suspect briefly spoke to the clerk about phones when he initially entered the store around 11:06 a.m. He returned around 11:44 a.m., walking behind the counter and demanded money from the clerk. He fled southbound on Jahnke Road toward Food Lion.

Prior to the incident, the suspect is seen on surveillance video arriving at the store in a dark-colored, 4-door sedan. He was also caught on surveillance video at a nearby store.

The suspect is described as a black male with a dark complexion, age 24-28, standing about 5’7” tall and weighing 140-160 pounds. He is bald with metallic fillings on his front teeth. At the time of Monday’s robbery, he wore a black hoodie with white lining, black sweatpants and tan work boots. During this morning’s incident, he was wearing a dark, short-sleeved, button-down shirt, dark shorts and tan work boots.

Anyone with any information about these incidents or this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at http://www.7801000.com.

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