Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individual who is suspected of a robbery that occurred yesterday inside of a Northside convenience store.
At approximately 7:13 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, police were called to a convenience store in the 1400 block of Chamberlayne Avenue for a report of a robbery. Police were told the suspect walked into the business and browsed several items in the store. He then approached the cashier and placed candy on the counter and proceeded to pay with a $1 bill.
When the cashier opened the cash drawer, the suspect sprayed him with pepper spray. The suspect then reached into the open cash drawer and took money – including the $1 bill he used in during the initial transaction. He fled the scene running northbound on High Street toward Fritz Street.
The suspect is described as a black male with a brown eyes and a short, dark facial hair. He is approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, and 140 to 160 pounds. At the time he was wearing a burgundy coat, dark jeans, white and black tennis shoes and a black skull cap.
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Fourth Precinct Det. Michael DiSalvo at (804) 646-3184 or (804) 510-4198 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.