Man wanted for robbing gas station in Richmond’s southside

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect who robbed a convenience store on Semmes Avenue last week.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, officers responded to the Valero gas station at 2107 Semmes Avenue to investigate a larceny. Police say the suspect entered the store and began to browse several items near the register. The victim stated it appeared the suspect was concealing items underneath his sweatshirt and asked if he was going to purchase the items. As he approached her, the suspect said, “I got to get it,” and pushed his way behind the counter. He then took several items, including cartons of cigarettes, and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4, 220-pound black male with a thin frame and a goatee. He was wearing a white t-shirt underneath a black pullover sweatshirt with a black knit cap and jeans.

Anyone with any information about these individuals or their whereabouts is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Harry Brown at (804) 646-1109 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

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