Hopewell Police seek to identify armed robbery suspect

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Hopewell Police are seeking to identify the suspect in an armed robbery that took place late Friday morning.

Shortly after 10:15 a.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Hill Avenue for a reported armed robbery.

Police say the woman was about to exit her parked car when the offender approached her from the rear driver’s side portion of the vehicle, placed a firearm to the back of her head and demanded her money. After receiving an unknown amount of money, the offender fled on foot.

The victim was not injured, police say.

While police searched the area, they located a resident who had captured video footage of the offender entering a maroon 2005-2011, Chevrolet Impala with temporary license plates and operated by an unknown driver.

The offender is described by police as a medium complected black male, 18-25 years old, 5″11′ – 6″2′ and 180 to 210 pounds with a short haircut and facial hair. He was last seen wearing ripped/patched designer jeans, a white tank-top style t-shirt under a sleeveless vest with a large patch on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hopewell Police at 804-541-2284.

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