Richmond police search for armed robbery suspect

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond police need help in identifying the suspects in an armed robbery which occurred on Midlothian Turnpike early this month.

Police say that around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, they were called to the 6800 block of Midlothian Turnpike for a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived, they were told the suspect approached the counter with several items for purchase.

According to police, as the store clerk attempted to assist, the suspect bent down then stood up with a black mask covering his face. With a firearm in hand, he then demanded money. The clerk handed him money from the register and the suspect began taking money as well. He then fled westbound with a black plastic bag in hand.

The suspect is described by police as a black male who is approximately 6’0” tall and 260 pounds. At the time, he was wearing a black hat – which he also used as a mask, a blue and white flannel shirt, and blue jeans with several holes.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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