Suspect robs Hopewell 7-Eleven at gunpoint

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — The Hopewell Police Department is seeking the suspect who robbed a Hopewell 7-Eleven convenience store.

Authorities said on November 16, at approximately 2:04 am, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 2014 W. Broadway Street for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation revealed that the lone offender entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The offender fled the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured during the incident.

The offender is described as a black male, 20-30 years of age, 5’8-5’11, and 165-185 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black hooded sweat shirt, black in color tennis shoes and a blue in color bandana or mask covering the lower portion of his face.

The offender had a dark colored glove on his left hand and displayed the weapon in his right hand.

The Hopewell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit continues to investigate this matter.

The department is requesting that any person(s) who witnessed the shooting or may have been traveling in and around the area at the time of this incident contact lead Detective Mark Polumbo of the Hopewell Police Department at (804) 541-2284. Additionally, any person(s) who have information on this or any other crime occurring in the City of Hopewell may contact the Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 541-2202. You can also text-a-tip anonymously. Simply add “274637 (CRIMES)” to your Contacts list on your cellular phone and then text “igotcha” along with your message/tip. You will then be provided an ID number that you will use when checking the status of your tip OR picking up your reward.

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