1 suspect arrested, second sought in Chesterfield convenience store robbery

Raphel S. Crosby

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police have arrested one man and are still seeking a second man in connection with the robbery of the Jefferson Express convenience store.

Police said two men entered the business, located at 16638 Jefferson Davis Highway, at about 12:05 p.m. on June 27 and walked around the store.

One suspect approached the counter and the second suspect went behind the counter. The suspects demanded money from the register and the second suspect assaulted the clerk. Upon receiving cash, the second suspect again struck the victim and demanded the keys to his vehicle.

The suspects then fled in the victim’s vehicle, a white 2012 Toyota Highlander bearing Virginia tags VFJ-3701.

Police say the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

No weapon was displayed during the robbery. police said.

Through investigation and with help from the public, the suspect who assaulted the clerk was identified as Raphel S. Crosby, 25, of no permanent address.

On Wednesday, June 28, police obtained warrants for Crosby for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, malicious wounding, abduction, and carjacking.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 28, Petersburg Bureau of Police officers took Crosby into custody in Petersburg. Crosby was transported to the Chesterfield County Jail, where he was served with the warrants and is currently being held without bond.

Police continue to seek the other suspect involved in this robbery and the victim’s vehicle. This suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He was wearing a black shirt, black pants, a baseball-style cap and a backpack.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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